The Philadelphia Mummers Building Community Through Play by Patricia Masters

Cover of: The Philadelphia Mummers | Patricia Masters

Published by Temple University Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Urban & municipal planning,
  • Urban communities,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Customs & Traditions,
  • Sociology - Urban,
  • United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic,
  • Social Science / Sociology / Urban,
  • History,
  • New Year,
  • Parades,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Philadelphia

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8859956M
ISBN 101592136109
ISBN 109781592136100

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1, A drawing from a 14th-century manuscript with an illustration of mummers. The Mummers Parade is held each New Year's Day in clubs (usually called "New Years Associations") compete in one of five categories (Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancies, String bands, and Fancy Brigades).They prepare elaborate costumes, performance routines, and movable scenery, which take months to is done in clubhouses – many of which are on or near 2nd Street Genre: Parade.

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The essential thing to know about the song, which many Mummers know, is that it was composed by James Bland, who was black. There's an account in Patricia Anne Masters' book about a group of Mummers going on an annual pilgrimage to pay tribute to Bland's grave, an indication that the history of the parade is interracial.

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Not many people have the Mummers on their minds in April, but photographer Andrea Modica is not the typical Mummer photographer. Thursday, she is releasing “January 1,” a book of photographs shot over 10 years, one day per year. From mayors and mummers to tap dancers and gamblers, South Philly has it all.

This quintessential Philadelphia neighborhood boasts a complicated history of ethnic strife alongside community solidarity and, for good measure, some of the best bakeries in town.

Among its many famous people South Philadelphia claims Marian Anderson, Frankie Avalon, Mayor Frank Rizzo, Temple Owl's coach John. I didnt have to worry about the weather and the kids still got to enjoy everything the Mummers sting bands has to offer. Philadelphia Mummers String Band.

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I realized that in all of my time running the Mr. Mummer blog, I never posted how to book a string band for an event. Everyone knows that string bands perform public events [ ].

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However, the word Mummer can be traced back to ancient Greece. It is derived from Momus, the personification of satire and mockery. Dem golden Slippers: The Colorful story of the Philadelphia Mummers by Welch, Charles E.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The History. The Mummers Museum preserves memorabilia of the past and explains the customs of the Mummers clubs. One of the many small museums left as a legacy of the Bicentennial celebration, the Mummers Museum celebrates a centuries-old Philadelphia tradition, which can be traced back to English settlers who brought to the Colonies their Christmastime custom of dressing in costume and.

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With the publication of his first children’s book, Zane To The Rescue. For years, Philadelphia has rang in the new year with a festive celebration, The Mummers Parade.

More t men, women, and children in lavish, glittering costumes do the "Mummers Strut" down Broad Street, stopping to perform at three performance areas along the way as part of a fierce competition.

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The first official parade occurred inbut it is an evolving tradition, reflecting both the. This time Roberts explores Philadelphia’s unique flesh and blood “historical monument”– the Mummers, who live (and perhaps are willing to die) for a few hours of glory every New Year’s Day.

The famous Mummers’ Parade is an extravaganza that draws enormous crowds who cheer through chattering teeth, as more than thirty thousand clowns. Its New Years Day as the book opens, and amateur sleuth and English teacher Amanda Pepper defies the cold to take in the annual Mummers parade in Philadelphia.

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The South Philadelphia String Band was organized onin the Grays Ferry kitchen of Samuel G. Hamilton, whose founding philosophy was simple: “A good band was one that featured good people and good musicians having a good time.” Hamilton combed the streets of Grays Ferry for members, and the band’s first appearance in the.

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The Mummers Parade kicks off on January 1,in Philadelphia PA. Below is the expected parade route. TV times and finalized parade route for the Mummers Parade will be updated as we get closer to New Years the latest information about the Mummers Parade visit the.

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The song refers to seasonal Mummers Play performed by groups of. The Mummers’ strut came from minstrel shows. And their unofficial theme song? “Oh, Dem Golden Slippers.” [Music: “Oh, Dem Golden Slippers” Polish American String Band] Perhaps it’s ironic that the famous strut and theme song of the Philadelphia Mummers, made up almost exclusively of white men, come from African-American culture.

PHILADELPHIA — The public library system of Philadelphia has canceled a program that featured Mummers, members of flamboyantly costumed groups that perform annually in .The South Philadelphia String Band is an award winning Philadelphia Mummers String Band established in Performing in the annual Philadelphia Mummers Parade each January 1st, the band has become renowned for our top-notch productions.

South Philly has taken home Top Honors in 3 of the past 5 parades, including this year’s theme, “CarouSPELL”.

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