- Item 101512 - Painchaud's Band parading on Main Street, Biddeford, 1933
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- Item 101512
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Biddeford's famous Painchaud's Band marched in the National Recovery Administration (NRA) parade on October 29, 1933. Main Street was still covered by cobblestones when the band paraded along the trolley tracks, and onward to the Main Street Bridge and the city of Saco.Show Details
Many of Biddeford's oldest homes were in that part of town, sharing the neighborhood with the mills. A Federal-style house stands along side the brick L. Anton Building and the Pastime Bowling Alley. The Pepperell Mill buildings are across the street and out of view in this picture.
The NRA was part of the New Deal which brought together labor, industry and government to help in recovery efforts by reducing "destructive competition" practices. Biddeford and Saco's business and industry joined to show their solidarity and support of these efforts in this huge parade in October 1933.
This photograph may have been taken by the Camera Car Studio of Biddeford.