Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to my American friends and neighbors. Hope your weekend is full of fun and fireworks. And for those of you in other countries, happy Sunday.

School children, half of Polish and half of Italian descent, at a festival in May 1942, Southington, Conn. (LOC)

At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists of half Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent, Southington, Conn. The Queen of the May was Emily Schwak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian (LO

I once spent a Sunday 4th of July in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nothing happened. Everyone pretended like it wasn't Independence Day at all. We celebrated on Monday instead. By then it was the 5th of July.

Children stage a patriotic demonstration, Southington, Conn. (LOC)

{images from the Library of Congress}

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