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Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Winters,Troy Old Home Week 1908
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 09:29:53 EST

Photo of the day Troy Record Wednesday September 10, 2008 1910 two women
dressed up submitted by Willard Winters

Tuesday Sept 9 ,2008 TroyRecord Article 100years agoWednesday Sept 9 , 1908
“A parade of nearly 5000 costumed public school,high school and college
students ends Old Home week in Troy. The marchers are dressed in period costumes:
150 students from Schools 2,9 and 10 are dressed as Indians in trousers and
coat of brown material with dark brown trimmings. Indian hats had colored
quills and plenty of red and yellow paint on frontpieces.All carried a tomahawk
and the 3 chiefs in charge wore chamois colored coats and red trousers and
shouted their commands in loud voices.Troy High students dressed as Greek
athletes with suits of foreign colors and a scarf of white cloth and an emblem.
Students from St Augustine's and St Joseph's dressed as Dutch sailors in
clothing of dark blue cloth with black trimmings for the sailor hat .Schools 3 and
5 are dressed as Puritans with gray coat,knee trousers, white collars and
cuffs,headgear and carried a gun. RPI’s 150 students dressed as they would on
a surveying tour: flannel shirt,corduroy trousers,high shoes and sombreros.
16 floats included a campfire counsel of Indians,a reproduction of Henry Hudson
’s Half Moon and replicas of the original RPI AND Emma Willard buildings.
Troy Week will end with a concert at the state armory featuring 250 selected
Trojan Vocalists and fireworks on the western hillside of Prospect park.

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