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The artist of the above painting is Childe Hassam. He’s famous for a series of twenty-two flag paintings begun in 1916. Hassam was inspired by a preparedness parade he witnessed for World War I on Fifth Avenue in New York.
Isn’t it lovely?
…and just in case you need a little patriotic reading here are some of my more patriotic or government related posts. Happy Fourth!
George, We Hardly Knew Ye
The Star Spangled Banner---Why It Should Be Our Anthem
July 4, 1776---An Imagi-Holiday
Being About the Business of the People
Changing the Constitution
9/11 Lessons Learned
Shazaam! Thar Be Pirates!
Lady Liberty and Her Boys
The Town That Forgot the Fourth of July