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Saturday, 2 July 2011

Fourth of July, Great White North


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Eskimo highkick, Nome, Alaska, 6 ft. 5 in., July 4th, 1915: photo by Butler Mauro Company, Nome (Library of Congress)

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Visitors arriving for July 4th celebration, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1916: photo by Johnson (Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress).


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July 4th parade, Nome, Alaska, 1916: photographer unknown, from the collection of Frank G. Carpenter (Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress)


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July 4th parade, Nome, Alaska, 1915: photographer unknown, from the collection of Frank G. Carpenter (Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress)

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Tug-of-war, Fourth of July, Skagway, Alaska: photo by Frank G. Carpenter, between 1900 and 1916 (Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress)


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Fourth of July, Skagway, Alaska, group of spectators gathered to watch tug-of-war contest in the street: photo by Frank G. Carpenter, between 1900 and 1916 (Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress)


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Chariot race at 4th of July celebration, Fairbanks, Alaska: photographer unknown, between c. 1900 and c. 1930, from the collection of Frank G. Carpenter (Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress)

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The Race. Two small teams of Chinese runners pull a hose down main street in the great Hub-and-Hub race at Deadwood, Dakota, July 4, 1888, between the only two Chinese hose teams in the United States: photo by John C. H. Grabill, 4 July 1888 (John C. H. Grabill Collection, Library of Congress)

9 comments:

phaneronoemikon said...

the eskimo high kick?

Tom, you kicked my socks off!

TC said...

Well, Lanny, you know those hops are strictly virtual.

curtisroberts said...

These are simply unbelievable. Chariot races! In living black & white!

TC said...

Can there be a link in here somewhere?

curtisroberts said...

Very cool. Excellent for hot weather.

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

How did he DO that ? ? ? (Johnny asks, and typed this).

7.2

first grey light in sky above blackness
of ridge, song sparrow calling in field
in foreground, sound of wave in channel

thought that after drawings,
view from wheat field

called thinking, way listed
first, sense of being

cloudless blue sky reflected in channel,
line of 3 pelicans gliding toward point

Old 333 said...

Neat!

TC said...

Not for the first time, Johnny's thoughts and mine coincide exactly.

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Thanks, I'll tell him (when he comes back). . . .