January 30, 1956: Prime Minister of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk and Vice President Carlos P. Garcia smile as they greet the crowd, en route to Malacañan Palace. Confetti streams from the windows in the classic style of ticker tape parades.
Unbeknownst to some, there used to be parades like this held along Escolta in Manila. The term itself–ticker tape–also packs a history worth unravelling: “Ticker” refers to the sound the machine would make as it produced the “tape.” Created in the late 1800s, ticker tape contained financial data transmitted by telegraph. The invention of the television and computers would later render the ticker obsolete.
Unbeknownst mostly to me, that is; one good reason to work at PML is the guarantee that you learn something new every day. Happy learning! - NT
How was your Christmas, Tumblr folks? We’re still on a bit of a Christmas high—here we have President Carlos P. Garcia and First Lady Leonila Garcia welcoming guests to their Christmas party in Malacañan Palace, 1960.
January 30, 1956: A crowd gathers to greet Cambodian Prime Minister Norodom Sihanouk and Vice President Carlos P. Garcia in front of the Filipinas Insurance Company Building in Plaza Moraga. Below, Plaza Moraga from a different angle. [via]