Fourth of July Vintage Postcards and Quotes

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

Eagle on Cannon

Eagle on Cannon

 

“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

 

 

 

 

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