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“Glorious Fourth, The Day We Celebrate”

Music! Races! Lemonade! Processions! In honor of the Fourth of July, here are three broadsides from the late 1800s publicizing local celebrations.

Image of a broadside, Fourth of July celebration, Jarbalo, Kansas, 1888

Broadside, Fourth of July celebration, Jarbalo, Kansas, 1888.
Call Number: RH Q52. Click image to enlarge.

Image of a broadside, Fourth of July celebration, Springfield, Missouri, circa 1890

Broadside, Fourth of July celebration,
Springfield, Missouri, circa 1890-1899.
Call Number: RH Q93. Click image to enlarge.

Image of a broadside, Fourth of July celebration, Fulton, Kansas 1899

Broadside, Fourth of July celebration, Fulton, Kansas,
possibly 1899. Call Number: RH P100. Click image to enlarge.

Meredith Huff
Building Operations and Stacks Manager
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