Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Orange Street Fair & Orange Community Hist. Soc.

Historian Phil Brigandi will discuss the history of the Orange Street Fair at the Orange Community Historical Society's annual dinner on Thursday night (Jan. 28).
The first Street Fair in Orange was held in 1910 and is shown in the photos I've posted today. It was reborn in 1973 as the Orange International Street Fair, which is still held each Labor Day weekend and which now draws hundreds of thousands of attendees.
"My talk will be on both 'first' street fairs, in 1910 and 1973, and will include photos from both events,” says Brigandi. “I attended the 1973 Street Fair and remember it very fondly.”
At the same event, J. J. Friis will posthumously receive the Orange Community Historical Society's William T. Glassell Award. I'm honored to have been asked to present the award to his widow, Harriet Friis, who will accept the award on his behalf. I hope to see some of you there Thursday evening.
Note the apparent lack of people in this nighttime photo. In the time it took to expose this negative, the moving mass of people simply became a blurry ghost-like patch in the middle of the street.

1 comment:

walterworld said...

Dang... When I read posts like this it makes me wish even more that I lived close enough to attend!

Have fun :)