This image was made from a negative of the original black and white image used to make a color postcard. The actual postcard image is not in the collection. This image shows a parade of Richmond's African Americans celebrating 'Emancipation Day' on Monday, April 3, 1905. The parade is shown here marching at 10th and Main Streets with the Shafer Building at the corner and the old Custom House and Richmond Post Office in the background. The Post Office building was one of the few buildings to survive the evacuation fire of 1865. To the right of that building is the Mutual Assurance Society Building. The parade marked the fall of Richmond and not the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.