Young people on a float in a May Day Parade

Made:
1935-05-03 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown
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Young people on a float in a May Day Parade
      A photograph of children on a float in a May Day procession in Plymouth, Devon

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Young people on a float in a May Day Parade A photograph of children on a float in a May Day procession in Plymouth, Devon
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A photograph of children on a float in a May Day procession in Plymouth, Devon, taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald newspaper on 3 May, 1935.

A photograph of children on a float in a May Day procession in Plymouth, Devon, taken in May 1935 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.

These children, wearing sashes bearing the names of different countries, are highlighting the call for world peace. Their float banner reads, 'Nations of the World Unite'. The 1930s saw conflict that the League of Nations - forerunner of the United Nations - was unable to contain. Pacifism had strong support within the western democracies, with many remembering the horrors of world war one. In Paris, 1889, the International Working Men's Association declared May Day a holiday for the workers of the world. Socialists, trades unions and labour movements have continued to celebrate May Day ever since.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/E03615A
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford