Scrapbook 1991, 1996: St. Patrick’s Day parades in Albany

Anna May Wozniak of Scotia shows off her allegiance to Ireland as she walks downtown Albany during the city's 1996 St. Patrick's Day parade.
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Anna May Wozniak of Scotia shows off her allegiance to Ireland as she walks downtown Albany during the city's 1996 St. Patrick's Day parade.

ALBANY – Our Capital Region Scrapbook this week looks at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Albany, with photos from the 1991 parade and the 1996 parade.

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Photos from the Gazette archives

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Albany lads Cory McGee, 10, left, and his brother Danny, 9, celebrate the spring season by waving to friends in the 1996 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Albany on Saturday, March 16. The McGees were part of the South End Irish float.

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A young woman smiles from her prime parade spot during the 1991 St. Patrick’s Day salute in Albany.

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Young girls smile at the scenery during Albany’s 1996 St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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A young marcher from Waterford-Halfmoon Central School keeps poise — and concentration — during the 1991 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Albany.

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“St. Patrick” and an assistant keep the faith during the 1991 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Albany.

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A bagpiper sounds off in 1996.

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Members of America’s military service branches were thanked for their service during the 1991 St. Patrick’s Day in Albany. Many had recently returned from duty during “Operation Desert Storm” in the Middle East.

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Anna May Wozniak of Scotia shows off her allegiance to Ireland as she walks downtown Albany during the city’s 1996 St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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Marchers take steps to entertain during the 1991 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Albany.

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Young dancers make memories at the Eighth Step’s “Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann” — a gathering of Irish musicians — on Sunday, March 17, 1996, St. Patrick’s Day.

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Pipers make the scene in downtown Albany on March 16, 1991, marching in the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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South End Irish are on a roll during the 1991 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Albany.

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