Philadelphia Mummers (Paperback)

Philadelphia Mummers By Stephen M. Highsmith Cover Image
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Description


Philadelphia Mummers is the story of America's oldest annual folk parade and its legacy to Philadelphia's working-class spirit.


The Philadelphia Mummers are costumed individuals and families who celebrate by "strutting" and performing on New Year's Day. For many, mummery is also a way of life. The first official parade occurred in 1901, but it is an evolving tradition, reflecting both the challenges and opportunities of changing times. Philadelphia Mummers tells the story of modern-day mummery and the expressions of art, freedom, and celebration of thousands of people who come together in the working-class spirit of America's oldest annual folk parade.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467124416
ISBN-10: 1467124419
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: December 19th, 2016
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Images of Modern America