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Horse Pushed Carriage at Hobo Parade
October 1932

Featured are marchers in the annual Hobo Parade in downtown Champaign. The Hobo Parade was an annual event where people dressed up on costumes and attire resembling that of hobos. However, on campus, this expanded to different outfits and disguises meant to satirize elements of the Champaign Urbana community.

Two men ride ahead of a horse-propelled parade float while a man takes care of droppings behind them. The signs read "DODY By Fisher" and the horse reads "Engine(ing) Room". This image is a shot from the Bernard Strauch collection of Hobo Parade Imagery.

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