Photo Essay: A Family vacations on an undisclosed beach during the summer of 1976. Two of the siblings are wearing matching Bicentennial-themed bathing suits. (Source: Thomas Payne with CC License)
In 1976, schools across the United States of America celebrated our nation’s 200th birthday with school plays and parades. School pictures and class pictures featured liberty bells, the U.S. flag, Bennington flag, or a Spirit of ’76 banner. From coast to coast, kids, all of whom were Gen-Xers, dressed up in Colonial costumes. Girls looked […]
Amy Carter, daughter of Jimmy Carter turns 49-years-old today! Born in 167, she is one of only four Gen-Xers to live in the White House as a kid. I thought it would be fun to look back on some old pictures of her. I think these beautifully reflect a variety of trends and styles from the mid […]
O Beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! Tonight, is the second Presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. Someone save us from this wreckage, […]
We, along with the rest of America, had these exact dining room chairs. Early American, baby, which makes George Washington right at home in 1976. It’s a Bicentennial Halloween costume!
Happy Fourth of July, everybody! I’ve scoured Pinterest, Flickr and a bunch of blogs for these Bicentennial photos. Big props to the moms who made matching outfits for the entire family! Where were you living on July 4, 1976? Do you remember what you did? I was attending an elementary school in Colorado Springs that year. […]
For America’s Bicentennial celebration in 1976, the United States Information Agency created a very trippy video. Trippy as in some have suggested the people who made it were dropping acid. It is very psychedelic. At one point, cars, hamburgers, hot dogs, baseballs and TVs fly out of a cornucopia. The flashing kaleidoscope of images is […]