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

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