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    Thank God, I am an American!
    Creation Date: 1917
    Catalog ID: 2014.10.48
    Color illustrated postcard (9x14 cm.) featuring United States flag flying from flag pole. Probably associated with World War I. Dated ca. 1917. Ephemera.
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    [Victims of Streetcar Wreck, Tacoma, July 4, 1900]
    Creation Date: Jul. 4, 1900
    Catalog ID: 2011.0.356
    Call Number: 2011.0.356
    Black and white photographic image of 4 dead victims of the streetcar wreck in South Tacoma, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA on July 4, 1900, lying on the ground, their bodies partially visible. A crowd of onlookers are visible, including a boy staring down at one of the corpses. Two or 3 uniformed policemen are among the group, but their heads aren't visible. Another man, whose head is not visible, is probably wearing a strap round his chest and waist for supporting the staff of a large flag while marching.
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    [Swiss Float in July 4, 1913 Parade, Tacoma]
    Creation Date: Jul. 4, 1913
    Catalog ID: 2012.0.340
    Call Number: 2012.0.340
    Black and white photographic image of the Swiss float in the July 4, 1913 on a Tacoma, Pierce County, WA street. The float, pulled by 3 teams of decorated horses, has 3 levels. Eight girls wearing sashes across their chests with light colored, Swiss style crosses and illegible writing, are visible on the lowest level. Seven girls wearing sashes with state names on them sit on the next level. Two women with long robes, and one probably dressed as Lady Liberty, sit on the highest level at the back of the float under a canopy with the word Liberty on top. Flowers and bunting arranged in designs decorate the sides of the float. Two liberty bells are partially visible on the float. Three riders sit on the team horses, and a costumed rider is mounted on a horse at the side of teams. A Swiss style cross is on the side of one of the team horses. Billboards are behind the float. Advertisements include: Auto Races; Wrigley's Spearmint; Pastor Russell, Free Bible Lecture, Tacoma Theatre; Seattle the Convention City, National Conference Charites and ___; Koveralls.
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    Women Patients' Sack Race July 4 1950
    Creation Date: Jul. 4, 1950
    Catalog ID: 2003.176.30
    Call Number: 2003.176.30
    Patients and probably members of the general public in bleachers watch a sack race on the grounds of Western State Hospital.
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    Why Cant We Play in "Uncle Sam's" Yard?, Skagway Alaska, July 4, 1908
    Creation Date: 1908
    Catalog ID: 1988.23.4
    Call Number: 1988.23.4
    Photo of men, women, and children seated posed in front of storefronts in Skagway, AK on Independence Day. One woman seems to deliberately stand with her back to the camera. Bunting decorates the buildings and also at the wheels of two bicycles in front of the children. One building has stained glass windows with B.P.O.E. and an elk head, and also a clock with roman numerals. Signs on poles behind the people say, "We hope to see the day we man make our own laws," "Home rule, our birthright," "Alaska born," "Taxation without representation was against our forefathers principals and is against ours." Other partially visible signs say "This is our nat____, Why may we not govern it," and " Uncle Sam: We are American-born but with___ Even Phillippino privile___."
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    [4th of July logging contest]
    Creation Date: ca.1901
    Catalog ID: C1964.14.3
    Call Number: C1964.14.3
    Photograph of the scene of logging contest. Two men, each with an ax in hand, are standing on either side of a large upright stump mounted on a platform. Several men (judges?) stand around watching them. In the background are many people standing behind ropes. There are several buildings in the background.
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    [Bouska and Son Hardward float, 4th of July, Bridgeport, WA]
    Creation Date: 1910
    Catalog ID: 2000.176.19
    Call Number: 2000.176.19
    Scene of a horse drawn wagon decorated as a float with bunting and American flags for an Independnce Day parade at Bridgeport, Wa. A man and woman are visible on the float. "Bouska and Son Hardware" is a sign on its side. Other floats are partially visible in the background.
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    Program, grand celebration: July fourth, Hamilton--Wash.
    Creation Date: [ca 1915]
    Catalog ID: 1994.4.45
    Call Number: EPH/979.772/P94p/1915
    1 sheet; 27.7cm; col. print on tan paper; Contains schedule of events including bicycle, pony, Indian pony and foot races; At bottom, ''Dance in Opera House! in the evening.''
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    [Feed store float, 4th of July, Bridgeport, WA]
    Creation Date: 1910
    Catalog ID: 2000.176.29
    Call Number: 2000.176.29
    A horse drawn wagon decorated with bunting for an Independence Day parade in Bridgeport, Wa. Several women holding American flags are seated in the open sided covered wagon, with a man driving the horses.
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    [Canoe Race, July 4 1905]
    Creation Date: Jul. 4, 1905
    Catalog ID: C1949.1276.1
    Photograph of two long canoes racing in Budd Inlet, Olympia, WA, Thurston County, on July 4, 1905. According to accompanying narrative, we are looking down from the Fourth Avenue Bridge. Two canoes are racing, each one with eleven paddlers. Narrative accompanying this photo is transcribed in the physical description of this record.