Happy Fourth of July

Independence Day Celebration in Centre Square, Philadelphia, John Lewis Krimmel, 1819. Credit: Wikimedia Commons - US Public Domain image - published in the US before 1923 and public domain in the US)

Independence Day Celebration in Centre Square, Philadelphia, John Lewis Krimmel, 1819. Credit: Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain image – published in the US before 1923 and public domain in the US

Have we improved upon our manner of celebrating the Fourth? Looking south on Broadway from corner of Cortlandt Street, 1834. Daniel Carter Beard, 1850-1941, artist; Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, July 7, 1894, p. 641. Library of Congress image - No known restrictions on publication.

Have we improved upon our manner of celebrating the Fourth? Looking south on Broadway from corner of Cortlandt Street, 1834. Daniel Carter Beard, 1850-1941, artist; Illus. in: Harper’s Weekly, July 7, 1894, p. 641. Library of Congress image – No known restrictions on publication.

The Glorious Fourth--sending up the fire balloon / C.S. Reinhart, del., 1871. Library of Congress - No known restrictions on publication.

The Glorious Fourth–sending up the fire balloon / C.S. Reinhart, del., 1871. Library of Congress – No known restrictions on publication.

The Centennial Fourth - illumination of Union Square, New York / drawn by Schell & Hogan. , 1876; Library of Congress - No known restrictions on publication

The Centennial Fourth – illumination of Union Square, New York / drawn by Schell & Hogan. , 1876; Library of Congress – No known restrictions on publication

The flag that has waved one hundred years--A scene on the morning of the fourth day of July 1876 / Fabronius ; E.P. & L. Restein's oilchromo, Phila.; National Chromo Co. pub., Phila., c1876; Library of Congress - No known restrictions on publication

The flag that has waved one hundred years–A scene on the morning of the fourth day of July 1876 / Fabronius ; E.P. & L. Restein’s oilchromo, Phila. ; National Chromo Co. pub., Phila. , c1876; Library of Congress – No known restrictions on publication

July 4th - F. A. Loumis, ca. 1906. Library of Congress - No known restrictions on publication

July 4th – F. A. Loumis, ca. 1906. Library of Congress – No known restrictions on publication

Fourth of July Scenes in celebration at Walter Reed; Harris & Ewing photographer; 1919. Library of Congress - No known restrictions on Publication

Fourth of July Scenes in celebration at Walter Reed; Harris & Ewing photographer; 1919. Library of Congress – No known restrictions on Publication

FOURTH OF JULY. GENERAL VIEW OF CROWD ON ELLIPSE FOR EXERCISES, 1919, Harris & Ewing Photographer - Library of Congress - No known restrictions on publication

FOURTH OF JULY. GENERAL VIEW OF CROWD ON ELLIPSE FOR EXERCISES, 1919, Harris & Ewing Photographer – Library of Congress – No known restrictions on publication

A Fourth of July celebration, St. Helena Island, S.C. Photographer Marion Post Wolcott; 1939; Library of Congress - No known restrictions on publication

A Fourth of July celebration, St. Helena Island, S.C. Photographer Marion Post Wolcott; 1939; Library of Congress – No known restrictions on publication

July 4th Fireworks. Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! The National Mall, with Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America's Independence Day celebrations.

July 4th Fireworks. Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! The National Mall, with Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America’s Independence Day celebrations. – Library of Congress – No restrictions on publication

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  1. Great trip though time. Happy 4th! –Curt

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  2. Enjoy!!

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  3. Debra Brodhead

    Gail, I wonder if Daniel Carter Beard ever meet Eva Wilder Brodhead? Debbie

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    • I suppose that is definitely a possibility, although he was older than she was and outlived her by 35 years. Perhaps their paths crossed in Manhattan since she spent so much time there in her early career.

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