Happy Independence Day July 04 2009

1246290428935Sparklers, July 4, 1973.I've gathered a handful of old-fashioned 4th of July celebration photos from the Shorpy archives. To see a full-size image just click a photo. Enjoy and have a happy and safe day.

1246290526611July 4, 1922. Takoma Park neighborhood of Maryland and the District of Columbia.1246290568879The International Ballooning Contest at Aero Park, Chicago, July 4th, 1908.1246290617171July 1938. Ashville, Ohio. "Wrestling matches at the Fourth of July celebration."