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July 4th Costume, 1890Marion Duncan in costume for a July 4th-themed play in Tavares, Florida, ca. 1890.

Men dressed up as Revolutionary War Drum and Fife Corps soldiers march down the street during a 4th of July parade in New York, 1911.

Girls competing in a watermelon eating contest on July 4th in White Springs, Florida, 1983.

Photograph shows throngs of beach goers almost completely covering the sands of Oak Street Beach; tall office buildings loom in the background.

Mount Rushmore Before Carving

5th Avenue and 59th Street, New York City, 1897.

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New York City Fire Department, Engine 91. 1913

Photograph showing a hungry crowd eating and drinking at Nathan's food counter on Coney Island with hot dogs and rolls cooking on the grill, 1947

Poster honoring veterans shows a boy and an old soldier saluting each other and girl presenting the soldier with bouquet of flowers. It was created by the Federal Art Project in 1938.

Photograph shows girls from the Washington Irving High Schools, New York City, having a picnic at the Midsummer Day Festival which was held at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx on June 23, 1911.

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    Can we post this on our board?

Queen of Hearts winner and runners-up at Sunken Gardens in Saint Petersburg, Florida. L-R: Mickey Feinberg, “Queen of Hearts” Peggy Elder, and June Morgan.

Queen of Hearts winner being crowned at Sunken Gardens in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Girl at Monroe School (Washington, D.C.) is seen reading a book entitled "Poems with Power." She is standing next to bulletin board with the title "Poetry Week," May 1947.

Due to the failure of congress to appropriate money for public pools in Washington a group of boys are seen waving at the photographer while playing in the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial with a toy sailboat on July 7, 1926.

Tree falling contest at the Tillamook County Fair

Mrs. J.R. Band with her pet rabbit in 1911

Rocky Mountain National Park Dedication Ceremony on September 4, 1915. From Left to Right: Enos Mills, F.O. Stanley, Edward Taylor, Mary Belle King Sherman, and Governor George Carlson.

Tourists gaze from the crown of the Statue of Liberty, 1947. Now, for safety reason, only groups of no more than 12-15 people can be in the crown at a time.

Santa Claus on the Log Ride at Knott's Berry Farm in California, ca. 1970.

Children in New York City holding hands in a circle around Christmas tree.

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    C Water

    What is up with the flag?

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    History By Zim

    I think the pole it is hanging on is just bending in the middle from the weight of the flag.

Pioneer, Huntington Beach Mayor and Orange County Supervisor Thomas B. Talbert makes balloon animals while dressed as Santa Claus. This photo was taken at the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Orange County Coast Association Christmas party, Huntington Beach, California, 12-19-1950.

A little boy watches the baseball game on the fourth of July at Vale Oregon 1941

An unidentified girl is taking some time to read Wonder Woman under a "Women Working" sign.

In late 1948, LIFE revisited a topic that the magazine had covered a number of times in previous years, and would delve into again and again over the next several decades: namely, teenagers. More specifically, the mystifying habits, lingo and fashion choices of teens around the U.S. The above photograph is of Oklahoma City teenagers playing “the sniff game”, where Kleenex was passed around the circle by sniffing from nose to nose.

Harlem, 1930's