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4th of July, All Day Long

By Americanart

A. Brockie Stevenson, Fourth of July, 1971

It's Independence Day! Here's hoping you're at the beach, on your way to a parade, or gathered around a grill. Here are a few images to take you through the day that fuel our festive feelings or-we admit it-a little misty thinking about the American dream.

Nothing celebrates summer and the 4th of July quite like an American flag whirligig. Wheee!

Unidentified (American), American Flag Whirligig, mid 20th century

Who else is waking up early to snag an amazing spot to watch the parade? (Or perhaps you are up early practicing your wave because you are in the parade?)

Bill Owens, Fourth of July Parade (from book, Suburbia), 1972

Warm up your voices, it's time to sing:

William H. Johnson, Lift Up Thy Voice and Sing, ca. 1942-1944

Who is hungry? (Mustard? Ketchup? Onion? Relish? Cream cheese...?)

Betty Spindler, , 2000

Someone definitely brought an American flag cake-festooned with blueberries and strawberries-to the picnic, but we're just as happy with a big slice of watermelon.

Raphaelle Peale, Melons and Morning Glories, 1813

Well, hello George!

Horatio Greenough, George Washington, 1840

The Statue of Liberty is ready to celebrate. The sun is going down, and you know what that means: almost time for fireworks!

Harry Bertoia, Sculpture Group Symbolizing World's Communication in the Atomic Age, 1959

Happy Fourth of July!

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