I’ve always loved this painting by American Impressionist Childe Hassam. He so beautifully captured the patriotic mood and energy of the Fourth of July 1916 in New York.
“As America planned to enter World War I, there were a number of patriotic events across the country to mark the country’s preparedness. In May of 1916, New York held a large parade to celebrate our nation’s strength and the festivities climax was on the Fourth of July during what has become known as The Greatest Display of the American Flag Ever Seen in New York.
This patriotic flag painting was painted by the American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935). His flag paintings are among his most famous works and this is one of a number of cityscape paintings which feature the American or other flags. (Notice the flag in the foreground and how it has only 48 stars as Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states in 1916.)” – The Famous Artist
Happy Fouth of July!