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Fourth of July Parade, Liberty, Maine, 1908

Fourth of July Parade, Liberty, Maine, 1908
I chose Fourth of July celebrations in order to pick a theme about events, happenings, or celebrations (or any other topic) for the fourth week of Wild Card Month—Pick Your Own Theme! in the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Caption on this real photo postcard: "Liberty, Me."

Addressed on the other side to Mrs. William Wellington, Terryville, Conn., and postmarked Liberty, Me., Aug. 26, 1908.

Handwritten message: "This is a 4th of July view as you will see. Many thanks for your card. Caroline B. Brown."

As the message indicates, this is a photo of what appears to be the tail end of a Fourth of July parade that took place in Liberty, Maine, in 1908.

On the left-hand side (see a close-up view), some men are standing in front of a store that's displaying a "stoves" sign, while a number of participants in the parade--some wearing costumes and carrying umbrellas--pass in front of them.

On the other side (see a close-up of the right side), there are some women on a porch looking up the street to catch a last glimpse of the parade. A couple of flags are hanging from the top of the porch, and horses and wagons are visible at hitching posts next door.

Fourth of July Parade, Liberty, Maine, 1908 (Details on Left)

Fourth of July Parade, Liberty, Maine, 1908 (Details on Right)

Nautilus, Smiley Derleth have particularly liked this photo

Nautilus club
I learn more about the history of the United States by looking at your photos than reading books often boring
2 months ago.
Alan Mays club has replied to Nautilus club
Thanks, glad you find them interesting!
2 months ago.
 Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech club
Very evocative, Alan.
And now I have the song "Before the Parade Passes By..." (from Hello, Dolly) in my brain!
2 months ago.
 Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor club
What a wonderful vintage photo. A joy to see.
2 months ago.

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