Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4, 1876

July 4, 1876
(Click on image to enlarge)
Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

We've all seen this image before. It's a parade down Main Street in celebration of the centennial Independence Day.

I scanned a reproduction of the photo. They had the original at the museum as well, but it was so faded and battered, I thought this might work better. Maybe next year I'll try scanning the original.

All I recognize for sure in this photo are the Hobart House and the old mill, off in the distance. I say the "old mill," but in 1876 it was only about 30 years old.


Janice said...

Hey! I don't think I've seen this picture before. . .it has to be one of the oldest photos of the town, doesn't it?

Ainsworthiana said...

I don't recall ever seeing any older photo of town. It's a wonderful image. (OK, maybe not as famous as I thought.)