Happy Fourth of July!

Best wishes for a Happy Fourth of July from your colleagues at TPSNVA!

The Library of Congress has astonishing arrays of historical primary sources to brighten your holiday musings.  See these samples: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2011634111/ - a Close-up view of the Statue of Liberty in New York City Harbor by photographer Carol Highsmith M.

Or as seen from the other side of the Atlantic: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99613605/ -
Pour la liberté du monde. Souscrivez á l'emprunt national á la Banque Nationale de Crédit  by artist    Sem, 1917.

Examples of historical celebrations include: http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3c10000/3c12000/3c12100/3c12159v.jpg and http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3c10000/3c13000/3c13700/3c13732v.jpg.