The Mummers Parade is held each New Year's Day in Philadelphia. Neighborhood clubs, consisting of generations of people, including String bands, perform on the route going up Broad Street. They prepare elaborate costumes, performance routines, and movable scenery, which take months to complete. The parade traces back to mid-17th-century roots, blending elements from immigrants: Swedish, Finnish, Irish, English, German, and other European heritages, as well as African heritage. The parade is related to the Mummers Play tradition from Britain and Ireland. The parade continues to reflect the culture and heritage of Philadelphia.
"Dance with Captain" depicts the Captain of String Band dancing the "two-step" with some of the parade goes.
18x18 inches - oil on canvas - 1.5 inch depth. Natural wood strip frame, wired to hang.