Vintage postcards for the 4th of July to see & share

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Vintage postcard July 4 1776
Here’s a selection of vintage postcards to celebrate Independence Day — aka the 4th of July — all dating back to the first two decades of the 20th century!

Fourth of July greetings

Antique 4th of July postcard


Antique flag postcard for Independence Day

“My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.” (Art by Ellen Clapsaddle)

Antique flag postcard for Independence Day

About these cards (1909): 50 Fourth of July postcards for 25c or one dozen for 10c: All heavily-embossed. New designs. With the 50 lot, an illustrated song set given free of charge. – Reading Times, Pennsylvania (July 3, 1909)


Antique Independence Day 4th of July postcard

“Still whatever fate betide us / Children of the flag are we!”

Antique Independence Day 4th of July postcard


1908 Yankee Doodle song – 4th of July

1908 Yankee Doodle 4th of July

MORE: The history of the American flag, and its evolution since 1777


Hurrah for the Fourth of July

Antique 4th of July postcard


July 4th – The day we celebrate (by Ellen Clapsaddle)

4th of July vintage postcard


Vintage 4th of July greetings

Vintage 4th of July postcard


Vintage 4th of July postcard: The day we celebrate

Vintage 4th of July postcard


Hurrah! Antique Independence Day greeting card

Vintage 4th of July postcard

Remember your friends on the nation’s birthday with those handsome 4th of July postcards on sale at the Bookery. / The Bookery has a large line of 4th of July postcards, both comic and artistic. Now is the time to use them. – Gibson City Courier, Illinois (June 19, 1909)

MORE: The true story of the Boston Tea Party (1773)


4th of July eagle (1910)

Glorious Fourth: The nation’s greeting to you on this day – For the Fourth of July is Independence Day

1910 4th of July eagle


Vintage Liberty Bell with firecrackers

“Hurrah! Independence 4th July – Hurrah!”

Vintage Liberty Bell postcard


July 4th 1776

Vintage postcard July 4 1776


Wishing you a glorious 4th of July

4th of July vintage postcard

SEE IT AGAIN: The Declaration of Independence (1776)


Vintage kids with a flag for Independence Day

Vintage kids with a flag for Independence Day

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