Photos: SoCal Fourth of July Celebrations of the Past

L.A. as Subject's latest contribution to KCET's SoCal Focus blog features photos from selected regional archives of Southern California's past Fourth of July celebrations:

From parades to barbecues to fireworks on the beach, greater Los Angeles has long joined the rest of the nation in celebrating Independence Day. As Southern Californians now prepare to mark the nation's 235th birthday, join us for a look through historical images at Fourth of July celebrations of the past and learn about some of the photographic archives that richly document our region's history.

Keep reading the full post and see the photos on the KCET website.