26 Photographs of the America's 1976 Bicentennial Celebration

Empire State Building lighted for the Bicentennial. Smithsonian Institution.
Fireworks over the Statue of Liberty in the Bicentennial Independence Day Celebration, 1976. Reddit
A huge crowd celebrates the mall in Washington on Sunday, July 4 1976. Pinterest
A Russian dancer in lower Manhattan celebrates the American Bicentennial in 1976. Katrina Thomas, New York Folklore Society
Charles Mingus at a performance for the U.S. Bicentennial in New York City, New York, July 4, 1976 Photo by Tom Marcello. Pinterest
Peoples Bicentennial Commission at Boston Tea Party reenactment, Faneuil Hall. Digital Commonwealth
Children celebrate the bicentennial. fansinaflashbulb
James Rhoads of the National Archives prepares to cut a Bicentennial birthday cake in Washington D.C. Standing next to Rhoads is actor Glenn Taylor dressed in colonial costume, who read the Declaration of Independence during the ceremony. AP
Democratic Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter holds an baby during a Bicentennial celebration near Lumpkin, GA. AP
American Freedom Train. Wikipedia
First Lady Betty Ford, with President Ford, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the President’s Dining Room in conjunction with a 1976 state visit during the U.S. Bicentennial. fordlibrarymuseum
Bicentennial Bell. Friends of Independence National Historical Park