Take a look back at how Washingtonians celebrated Independence Day in 1914. We've dug up photos, a program, and more from the Library of Congress to show what a Fourth of July celebration in Rock Creek Park looked like!
Step back in time and explore the fascinating costumes and facial expressions of 1919. See a "Fourth of July tableau on the Ellipse" featuring 'Columbia', 'Liberty' and dancers in a stunning Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
In 1854, John Carroll Brent called upon Americans to donate funds to complete the Washington Monument with the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations. Learn more about this failed attempt and the history of the monument.