July 4th, 1919 Celebration at the Washington Monument

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

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  • Azar Attura

    I wonder if John Philip Sousa’s band was there playing rousing military and patriotic music!! THAT was his time– he lived until 1932. Anyone know?