Easter Parade New York City 1959. A mixture of religion, culture and fashion this yearly event took place around 5th Avenue and was all about American prosperity. You can read more about it here. I like the ironies of the street sign ‘Public Shelter Capacity 300’! Apparently at its height (1947 and ten years earlier than this image), the parade drew 1 million people. They all wore their best clothes and hats.
This slide all the way from 1959 was in incredibly good condition, thanks to Kodachrome.
Before and after. Click for big.