Happy Fourth of July! As the United States grows another year older, Seasonal Wisdom thought it might be fun to celebrate the big day with some vintage greeting cards, courtesy of riptheskull on Flickr. These cards all reveal a bit about past lifestyles and important cultural references.
As Mount Vernon gardens and President Washington’s rich culinary traditions have been recent topics on Seasonal Wisdom, it seemed only appropriate to begin this post with the first president’s family at his plantation on the Potomac River. Come see other old-fashioned cards about this national holiday…
The famous Battle of Bunker Hill is the scene of this old greeting card to celebrate the Fourth of July. Although the United States now considers Britain to be one of its closest allies, these vintage cards often focused on the Revolutionary War and patriotic figures.
Uncle Sam gets an exciting ride with two young ladies on this brightly colored card. I’m assuming these folks got out of the way when the fireworks started flying.
Even Uncle Sam himself participates in the firework fun. Here he is seen holding a very dangerous-looking firecracker in his bare hands.
But as these kids in 1907 demonstrated, all fireworks should be handled with extreme caution. This is true more than 100 years later.
So, however you celebrate, please have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
All vintage greeting cards courtesy of riptheskull on Flickr.
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