Happy Independence Day

On the Hammock Blog, there’s a great Fourth of July article written by Hammock editor Bill Hudgins that explores the origins of many symbols associated with the U.S.A. (like those pictured below).

The article first appeared last July in the magazine American Spirit, the national magazine of our client, the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Uncle Sam recruitment poster, via Wikipedia Commons.
Uncle Sam recruitment poster
via Wikipedia Commons.
Paul Stahr illustration of Columbia for "Be Patriotic" poster, circa 1917-18, via: Wikipedia Commons.
Paul Stahr illustration of Columbia for “Be Patriotic” poster, circa 1917-18, via: Wikipedia Commons.

 

Great Seal of the United States via Wikipedia Commons.
Great Seal of the United States via Wikipedia Commons.
The original Old Glory, via the(Smithsonian)
The original Star-Spangled Banner, via the Smithsonian.
Statue of Liberty, photo by Sue Walters, via Flickr.com, Creative Commons.
Statue of Liberty, photo by Sue Waters, via Flickr.com, Creative Commons.