Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Happy Fourth of July!

If you have stopped by for Wordless Wednesday please scroll down to the next post.....

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


Lori said...

Great pic!! Happy WW and 4th of July:)

The Tour Marm said...

Thanks for displaying this painting!

I love the paintings of Childe Hassam, not just because of the subject and colors, but because I'm a native New Yorker. His Allies Day May 1917 features St. Thomas Church where I was confirmed!