Saturday, July 4, 2015

1940s Independence Day in Southern Maryland


Fourth of July picnic, St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1942 National Geographic


1935 Picnic in California


1935 Picnic in California



1910-1925 American Picnic


1910-1925 American Picnic. Photo by John Johnson. Johnson was born in Lincoln in 1879 to Harrison Johnson, an escaped slave and Civil War veteran, & his wife, Margaret. After graduating from high school & briefly attending the University of Nebraska (where he played football), Johnson found work in one of the few realms open to African-Americans at the time: manual labor. He was a janitor & a drayman, but also a very prolific & talented community photographer. From roughly 1910 to 1925, he took as many as 500 photographs using a bulky view camera and flash powder.


1920s Liberated Women have a picnic


National Geographic


1920 Picnic in North Carolina


1920 Picnic in North Carolina


1915 Picnic in Seattle, Washington


1915 Picnic in driftwood at beach below Magnolia Bluff, Seattle, Washington


1908 Fourth of July picnic in Minnesota


1908 Fourth of July party, St. Paul, Minnesota


1894 Maine Picnic


1894 An outing in the Maine woods


1871 The Glorious Fourth - Sending up the Fire Balloon


1871 The Glorious Fourth - Sending up the Fire Balloon. Harper's Weekly


Signers of the Declaration of Independence


Signers of the Declaration of Independence by William Wellstood (1819-1900)