"A @nytimes photographer took this photo at the #StPatricksDay parade in 1921, when more than 20,000 men and women belonging to Irish organizations marched silently down Fifth Avenue in New York. It was, @nytimes reported the following day, "one of the most impressive St. Patrick's Day parades ever held in the city." The spectators were just as quiet as the marchers, who carried inscriptions of protest against England. (The Irish War of Independence from Britain ended later that year.) The man pictured here on horseback is Lieut. Col. Alexander E. Anderson, who was followed by wounded men in ambulances, buses and other vehicles. The colonel seemed to be "a favorite with the crowd," the @nytimes reported. We found this photo in our newsroom #archives. #tbt" By nytimes on Instagram.
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