Happy Fourth To Everyone

Happy Fourth of July to All My Friends and Followers, no matter where on earth you’re from: the concept of liberty is universal, the desire for justice is eternal, for all rational, genuine human beings.

Below are some artistic representations of the vagaries of American ideals down through the centuries:

Yankee Doodle or the Spirit of ’76 (circa 1875), published by J.F. Ryder after Archibald M. Willard

Our Banner in the Sky (19th century) Frederic Edwin Church

Our Flag (1864) Frederic Edwin Church

The Sponsors (1992) Laila Shawa

The Beauty of Her (2003) Catherine Abel