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Patriotic ribbon in red, white, and blue. Bow at the top with one white, red, and blue streamer. Red streamer has the following inscription: "July 4th 1908, Daisy Hickman, Gifford, '08". It's hard to imagine just how important celebrations of the 4th of July were in the early part of the century. Numerous accounts describe parades, floats, picnics, firecrackers and pranks all associated with the fourth. Celebrations and Festivals 18 Social Systems
|Early American Museum|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
Fourth of July celebrations
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