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GUY FAWKES' DAY, 1848.
The burning of an effigy to commemorate the foiling of the attempt led by Guy Fawkes on 5 November 1605, to blow up the king and members of Parliament in retaliation for increasing repression of Roman Catholics in England. Wood engraving from an English newspaper of 1848.
WHITE SUPREMACY, 1890.
Handbill advertising a torch-light procession in Jackson, Mississippi to celebrate the end of 'radical rule' (African-American and Republican) and the consolidation of 'white supremacy' (Democratic) in the state of Mississippi. January, 1890.
King Louis XIV of France watching fireworks on the canal in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Line engraving from André Felibien's 'Les Divertissements de Versailles,' 1679.
CAFFI: ROMAN REPUBLICAN.
The Colosseum in Rome illuminated by a fireworks display commemorating the first, and only, anniversary of the Roman Rebpublic, 1849. Oil painting by Ippolito Caffi.
Germany, Berlin. New Year's Eve at Brandenburg Gate. 31.12.1998/01.01.1999.
Garden Festival in Paris: Visitors are enjoying the fireworks - Photographer: Roger Schall - Published by: 'Die Dame' 10/1936 Vintage property of ullstein bild.
FOURTH OF JULY, 1876.
Celebrating the Centennial Fourth in the illuminated Union Square, New York City, in 1876. Wood engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1864.
A crowd campaigning in Union Square, New York City, for presidential candidate George McClellan, running against Abraham Lincoln, on the night before the election. Engraving, American, 1864.
FIREWORKS AT TROCARDERO.
Wood engraving, English, 1869.
PARIS: FIREWORKS, 1770.
Fireworks in celebration of the marriage of the dauphin, the future King Louis XVI, to Marie- Antoinette of Austria, 16 May 1770. Contemporary French line engraving.
PARIS: FIREWORKS, 1770.
Fireworks in Paris, France, 16 May 1770, celebrating the arrival of Princess Marie Antoinette of Austria, on her way to Versailles to marry the dauphin, the future King Louis XVI. Contemporary French line engraving.
GUY FAWKES' DAY, 1853.
Fireworks celebration at Brighton on Guy Fawkes' Day, 5 November 1853. Wood engraving from an English newspaper.
GOLDEN JUBILEE, 1887.
Illuminations of ships in the harbor of Bombay, India, in honor of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887. Contemporary English engraving.
MEXICO: VILLAGE FESTIVAL.
Spanish colonists, Mexican Indians, and mestizos participate in village festivities in Mexico; the artist depicts castles in Spain in the background. Oil on canvas, Spanish, 17th century.
CHINA: NATIONAL DAY, 1970.
Scene at Ch'ien Men Gate in Peking, China, during a National Day celebration, 1 October 1970.
AFGHANISTAN POSTAGE STAMP.
Postage stamp commemorating Afghanistan's 55th Independence Day, 1973.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS CARTOON.
American cartoon by C. Jay Taylor, 1894, predicting the eventual success of the women's rights movement.
NEW YORK: FIRE WORKS, 1883.
Drawing of fireworks planned for the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, connecting New York and Brooklyn, 24 May 1883.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1868.
A demonstration in New York City for the campaign of Horatio Seymour and Francis Preston Blair, the Democratic party candidates for President and Vice President. Wood engraving, American, 1868.
GUY FAWKES DAY, 1883.
Guy Fawkes Night at Bridgewater, England, 5 November 1883. Contemporary English engraving.
PARIS: PONT NEUF, 1745.
Parisians watching the fireworks on the Pont Neuf in 1745. After a contemporary engraving.
PARIS: EIFFEL TOWER.
Eiffel Tower and Hotel Invalides, 14 July 1983.
LONDON: CELEBRATION, 1763.
Fireworks display at Green Park, London, England, in celebration of the conclusion of peace in 1763, that ended the Seven Years' War in Europe and the French and Indian War in North America. Contemporary French line engraving.
Fireworks, June 1763, outside Paris City hall to mark the proclamation of peace, engraving by Chereaux. France, 18th century. Full Credit: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
Russia, 20th century. Moscow. Celebration with fireworks in Red Square. Print. Full Credit: DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
FIREWORKS IN PARIS, 1847.
Wood engraving, English.
DEMOCRAT CONVENTION, 1888.
New Yorkers outside Madison Square Garden during the Democratic National Convention of 1888: engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
STATUE OF LIBERTY, 1886.
The inaugural ceremonies on 28 October 1886. Wood engraving, English, 1886.
HAYES INAUGURATION, 1877.
Celebrations on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., following the presidential inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes, 5 March 1877. Wood engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
A Chinese vegetable and fruit stall in a market in Rangoon. Gervais Courtellemont.
A group of young monks and an elderly monk prepare to light fireworks. W. Robert Moore.
NEW YORK: MADISON SQUARE.
Political meeting in honor of Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Allen G. Thurman at the first Madison Square Garden building in 1888. Contemporary line engraving.
4TH OF JULY, 2008.
View of the firework celebration on the 4th of July in Washington, D.C. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, 4 July 2008.
SAN FRANCISCO: CHINATOWN.
A celebration in Chinatown, San Francisco, California. Wood engraving after a drawing by Paul Frenzeny, 1880.
FOURTH OF JULY, 1876.
Celebrating the Centennial Fourth of July in Madison Square, New York City, in 1876. Wood engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER: FIREWORKS.
Fourth of July fireworks display over the Mississppi River at Hannibal, Missouri. Photographed c1974.
PARIS: EMPEROR'S FETE, 1868.
Display of fireworks from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, during the annual emperor's fete, 1868. Contemporary British engraving.
COLUMBIAN EXPO, 1893.
The Great Illumination of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1894.
CENTENNIAL FAIR, 1876.
Philadelphia mayor William Stokley raising the old colonial American flag during a ceremony in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Centennial Exposition, 4 July 1876. Contemporary American wood engraving.
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