Main Street and Flags, Flags, Flags — ca. 1917

by Paula Bosse

downtown_ca1917_LOCFind the flags! (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

This is a cool photo. I have no idea if it was taken anywhere around July 4th, but I post it today because today is July 4th, AND I see 5 — possibly 6 — American flags in this photograph of Main Street. The patriotism displayed here may have more to do with World War I than Independence Day, but why not post it on the 4th of July?

Enjoy the holiday!


Photo identified as “Texas, Dallas, 1917, Business section” by the Library of Congress; photo info here.

For the previous Flashback Dallas post “4th of July — Sweating in Formation,” which shows a parade from the 1870s or 1880s, click here.


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