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July 4th parade in Washington, DC

1919’s Fourth of July Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue

These great old photos we found shows the Fourth of July in our city way back in 1919.   Source: Library of Congress
Washington Monument Fourth of July celebrations 1919

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. Source: Library of Congress
July 4th fireworks, Washington, D.C. - July 4th, 2008

Happy Fourth of July GoDCers!

Enjoy your day celebrating the Fourth of July! Source: Library of Congress
Fourth of July celebration in Rock Creek

July 4th, 1914: A Celebration in Rock Creek Park

We dug up this great photo on the Library of Congress’ site. This shows a group of people in Rock Creek Park on July 4th, 1914, celebrating Independence Day. There were grand festivities across...
Washington, D.C., 1919. "Fourth of July tableau on the Ellipse -- 'Columbia,' 'Liberty' and dancers." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Friday, July 4th, 1919

Interesting costumes. Even more interesting facial expressions.
Fourth of July fireworks in 2008 (Library of Congress)

Happy Fourth of July and Happy Six-Month Birthday to GoDC!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! … and happy six-month birthday to Ghosts of DC. Enjoy your day off. Related articles Old Photo Friday: Women’s Suffrage Parade in 1914 (ghostsofdc.org) Afternoon Video: Washington, D.C. in...
Leaflet calling for funds to help complete the Washington Monument by John Carroll Brent in 1854 (Library of Congress)

Contribute to the Washington National Monument Society

By 1854 the Washington Monument was about a third complete when the Washington National Monument Society ran out of funds and had to halt construction. John Carroll Brent called upon Americans to support the...

Beach Boys Play the National Mall: July 4th, 1980

Who doesn’t like the Beach Boys? This was a pretty big concert on the National Mall for the first July 4th celebration in the 80s. Did any of you attend this show? Related articles...