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1947 New Bedford MA Centennial Parade Vintage Film Add Video

A CITY THAT ONCE WAS: MLBaron turns back the hands of the clock to Downtown New Bedford, MA in July of 1947 with this rare color film. The city celebrated it's Centennial with much hoopla. Events were staged everywhere. The war was over and rubber was now in abundant supply, so the balloons came out, BIG balloons! Converse Photo was now allowed to sell cameras again. Tire rationing was over-and the city had a lot to celebrate about anyway. Look at the crowds at Union and Purchase Streets! Almost everybody wore a hat. Many don't know how to feel when they look at this. Some reminisce while others express anger of what the city has become. As a lifelong resident I feel both. This is a period in time which will never come back but am grateful that films like this will survive for generations to come. From The MLBaron Historic Archives.

Posted by MLBaron on May 14, 2019 at 6:48 AM 46 Views

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