The Easter Parade in Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1950

Video of the Month
Monday, March 18, 2019

Our featured motion picture this month from the Hagley Library comes from our Strawbridge & Clothier collection. The film is titled Easter on the Boardwalk (c. 1950) and it follows Ella Waters, the Fashion Director for the Philadelphia area department store, as she "greets the merry Easter throngs" in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Easter Parade in Atlantic City originated in 1876 and has been a springtime tradition in the resort town ever since. The silent twelve-minute film is a unique record of the scene in Atlantic City over half a century ago:


For more information, check out the following collections at the Hagley Library

Strawbridge & Clothier records, 1793-1996
Strawbridge and Clothier photographs and audiovisual materials, 1878-1990

Kevin J. Martin is the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections at Hagley Museum and Library.