These days, the Fourth of July seems to be all about the fireworks, poolside barbecues, and Pinterest-worthy dessert plates (which, admittedly, we love). But at the beginning of the 20th Century when the parade reigned supreme, the celebrations looked a little bit different.
Here, a look back at the costumes and traditions that defined Independence Day celebrations around the United States.
A Young Child! With Fireworks!
Apparently laws on firecrackers were a little more lax in 1906, as this little boy demonstrates.