Fourth of July Vintage Postcards and Quotes

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Here is a unique way to ring in Independence Day.? We took a step back in time and found some vintage Fourth of July themed postcards to share along with some patriotic quotes.

We hope this puts you all in a very festive and celebratory mood as we take this day to remember our Independence Day.

To our forefathers, settlers, dedicated citizens across the land, this day is for you.? For the farmers, mothers, soldiers, sailors, builders, singers, poets and the dreamers, this is the day we reflect and remember all those, in the spirit of freedom, gave us a beautiful place to call home.

Happy Independence Day

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan

 

"Our Glorious Fourth." Designed by G. Howard Hilder
“Our Glorious Fourth.” Designed by G. Howard Hilder

 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

Postcard of boy standing next to box of "Fire Works." Symbolizes the availability of fireworks for small children. Artist is Ellen H. Clapsaddle. Manufacturer is the International Art Publishing Company; printed in Germany. Approx. 1912
Postcard of boy standing next to box of “Fire Works.” Symbolizes the availability of fireworks for small children. Artist is Ellen H. Clapsaddle. Manufacturer is the International Art Publishing Company; printed in Germany. Approx. 1912

 

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” – James Madison

 

Small boy holding rockets with toy cannon underneath
Small boy holding rockets with toy cannon underneath

 

“I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” – Rosa Parks

 

Circa 1909
Circa 1909

 

“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

 

This "4th of July greeting" displays in one unit shield, eagle, and firecrackers
This “4th of July greeting” displays in one unit shield, eagle, and firecrackers

 

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln

 

Youth with fireworks
Youth with fireworks

 

“Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” – Louis D. Brandeis

 

Uncle Sam and Thomas Jefferson
Uncle Sam and Thomas Jefferson

 

“True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.” – Corliss Lamont

 

Circa 1908
Circa 1908

 

“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.” – Susan B. Anthony

 

Hurrah 1776, July 4th
Hurrah 1776, July 4th

 

“Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.” – Maya Angelou

 

Sailor Boys
Sailor Boys

 

“Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever.” – Davy Crockett

 

Fireworks, wheel, gun and accessories
Fireworks, wheel, gun and accessories

 

“The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.” – Henry Cabot Lodge

 

Girl running from firecracker
Girl running from firecracker

 

“A declaration of the independence of America, and the sovereignty of the United States was drawn by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.” – Mercy Otis Warren

 

Design by E. Nash
Design by E. Nash

 

“The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.” – Eddie Rickenbacker

 

Designed by Ellen H. Clapsaddle
Designed by Ellen H. Clapsaddle

 

Decoratively dressed for the holiday
Decoratively dressed for the holiday

 

 

 

 

Charleston, SC Family Photo Album – Turning Back Time

The First Baptist Church of Charleston - Early 1900's
The First Baptist Church of Charleston – Early 1900’s

By Mark A. Leon

Once again, we sprinkle the fair dust and say the ancient prayer for time travel.? If that doesn’t work, we can enjoy the next installment of Charleston, a look back at yesteryear.? We have dug deep and we mean deep in the annuls of time to uncover these historic images of our home.? Enjoy family pictures, postcards and we even slipped in a celebrity high school yearbook pictures.

Remembering Charleston – The Way It Was

Cooper River Bridge Postcard
Cooper River Bridge Postcard

 

Look Closely - Charleston Free Library
Look Closely – Charleston Free Library

 

Succession Hall
Succession Hall

 

Beautiful Black and White of the Old Cooper River Bridge
Beautiful Black and White of the Old Cooper River Bridge

 

Couple Kissing at IOP - 1973
Couple Kissing at IOP – 1973

 

Family at Isle of Palms - 1977
Family at Isle of Palms – 1977

 

Isle of Palms Post Card
Isle of Palms Post Card

 

July 4, 1976 - Isle of Palms
July 4, 1976 – Isle of Palms

 

Morris Island - Civil War
Morris Island – Civil War

 

St. Michael's Church - 1864
St. Michael’s Church – 1864

 

Summerville, SC - 1830's
Summerville, SC – 1930’s

 

Charleston Map Cover Page - 1862
Charleston Map Cover Page – 1862

 

Sweetgrass Vendor
Sweetgrass Vendor

 

Western Sizzlin Ad - 1980's
Western Sizzlin Ad – 1980’s

 

College of Charleston Women - 1920's
College of Charleston Women – 1920’s

 

Willton Bluff Plantation (Charleston County) - 1920's
Willton Bluff Plantation (Charleston County) – 1920’s

 

African American Workers in Charleston - 1879
African American Workers in Charleston – 1879

 

Darius Rucker - High School Yearbook
Darius Rucker – High School Yearbook

 

St. John Hotel - Meeting Street
St. John Hotel – Meeting Street

 

 

 

 

 

The Way We Were: Scattered Pictures of Charleston, SC Through The Years

It is time for another installment of the way we were (minus the Barbara Streisand music).? Let us walk together though this virtual time machine and see Charleston once again through the years.? Through the good and bad, laughter and tears.? This is our home and what changes we have seen.

Ashley Hall students 1939
Ashley Hall students 1939

 

McCrory's Charleston 1980's
McCrory’s Charleston 1980’s

 

Porter-Gaud cheerleaders 1969
Porter-Gaud cheerleaders 1969

 

Charleston, SC 1937
Charleston, SC 1937

 

 

Old Charleston Restaurant Newspaper Ad
Old Charleston Restaurant Newspaper Ad

 

King Street 1902
King Street 1902

 

Charleston City Railway Ticket
Charleston City Railway Ticket

 

Charleston City Railway Car
Charleston City Railway Car

 

The Charleston Hotel 1930's
The Charleston Hotel 1930’s

 

Old Cooper River Bridge Card - Mount Pleasant Side
Old Cooper River Bridge Card – Mount Pleasant Side

 

Jenkins Orphanage Band 1920's
Jenkins Orphanage Band 1920’s

 

College of Charleston women 1920's
College of Charleston women 1920’s

 

Magnolia Plantation 1920's
Magnolia Plantation 1920’s

We hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane.