Friday, July 4, 2008

A Fourth of July Celebration

A Fourth of July Celebration in St. Helena Island, South Carolina, 1939. These photographs were taken by Marion Post Wolcott (1910-1990). She was a noted photographer who worked for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression. Original slides preserved at the Library of Congress.

The Youth's Companion 4th of July number 1891.

Mennen's the powder we celebrate 1908 advertisement.


Major Pepperidge said...

Happy 4th! Love the photos from St. Helena Island, a great slice of vintage Americana.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Neat color slides, they almost look like scenes from a movie, Thanks for Sharing. Happy Forth of July!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Hey, I was just curious, is it ok to hang a flag sideways like that?

outsidetheberm said...

Great stuff! Love the old graphics and art. Have a great 4th!

Davelandweb said...

The 30's images are fantabulous...especially the Texaco Gas Pumps - what style!

Katella Gate said...

>Hey, I was just curious, is it ok to hang a flag sideways like that?<

Yes, the St. Helena photos show a correct display of the US Flag with the long axis of the flag hanging down.

If possible the Union should face north or east.