This is a great old photograph of the crowd at the base of the Washington Monument, celebrating the Fourth of July.

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Washington Monument Fourth of July celebrations 1919
Washington Monument Fourth of July celebrations 1919

Source: Library of Congress

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.