Photos: 86-Year Journey to This Year’s South Street Annual Easter Promenade

Philadelphia will be having its 86th Easter Promenade along South Street on Easter Sunday. Take a look back at past events.

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Gathering at the Easter Promenade in Rittenhouse. <a href="http://library.temple.edu/scrcnhttp://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15037coll3/id/18926/id/">Thanks to Temple University's Archives</a> for these photos.
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1966 Rittenhouse Easter Promenade
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1969 Rittenhouse Square Easter Promenade Fashion Show.n"Semifinalists for fashion excellence in the teen-age young lady group included two pants suits and twins in identical outfits in the Rittenhouse Square Easter Promenade. Pants suits are, judges decided, 'not really appropriate' for Easter Sunday."
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Family contestants at the 1969 Easter Promenade.
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Easter Bunny riding the escalator at the Easter parade at The Gallery.
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South Street on the 2016 Easter Promenade.
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Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilman Mark Squilla helping Henri David lead the Easter Promenade in 2016. http://library.temple.edu/scrc
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People of Ages Celebrating Easter at the Easter Promenade on South Street.
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Mayor Kenney at the South Street Easter Promenade 2017.
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A couple of bunnies at the Easter Promenade 2017.
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A couple shows off their Easter hats at the Easter Promenade 2017.
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A line of bunnies make their way down South Street at the Easter Promenade 2017.
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