Independence Day

For our American brethren, in honour of the day.

Columns of US Coast Guard marching in Independence Day parade up Fifth Avenue past Saks Fifth Avenue dept. store between 49th & 50th Streets. New York City, New York. July 4th, 1942 (Andreas Feininger/Time-LIFE archive)

Model of plane on float in "New York at War" Independence Day parade up Fifth Avenue. New York City, New York. July 4th, 1942. (Andreas Feininger/Time-LIFE archive)

Group of American POWs standing in front of American flag to celebrate Independence Day in Japanese prison camp of Casisange. (This was against Japanese regulations & discovery could have meant death.) Malaybalay, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. July 4th, 1942. (Time-LIFE archive)

Native Americans on the 4th of July. Dells, Wisconsin. July 4th, 1953. (Francis Miller/Time-LIFE archive)

NYC Police helicopter hovering over Independence Day crowd at beach at Far Rockaway. Queens, New York. July 4th, 1953. (Margaret Bourke-White/Time-LIFE archive)

Police helicopter hovering around huge American flag hanging from the George Washington Bridge in honor of Independence Day; apartment buildings of Manhattan stretch out in the distance. New Jersey. July 4th, 1953. (Margaret Bourke-White/Time-LIFE archive)

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