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Independence Day

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 4 July 2018 in Architecture.

The "Betsy Ross" flag with thirteen stars hangs on the front of this stone house. Betsy Ross made flags for the United States for 50 years. The "Betsy Ross Flag" with thirteen stars in a circle did not appear until the early 1790's. The first thirteen star flag became the official flag on June 14, 1777 and was designed by Congressman Francis Hopkinson.
Happy Independence Day!

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful image. I like the stone textures and your writeup is interesting.

4 Jul 2018 5:25am

yoshimiparis from France

happy birthday America

4 Jul 2018 5:26am

badtgv from provence, France


4 Jul 2018 5:27am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Happy holiday on this particular day

4 Jul 2018 5:42am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Jolie cette demeure.
Bonne fête de l'indépendance Elaine.
Bonne journée

4 Jul 2018 6:05am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

C'est un très bel hommage.

4 Jul 2018 6:30am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

wonderfulp house
happy 4th

4 Jul 2018 7:36am

@pascale: Thank you Pascale!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely architectural capture

4 Jul 2018 9:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice looking house !

4 Jul 2018 9:30am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition.

4 Jul 2018 9:49am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle fête nationale à toi ! Une belle prise ç

4 Jul 2018 11:57am

Devi from Chennai, India

A very very Happy Independence Day Elaine and thank you for the information here.
May your country and the people experience a lot of Peace and Happiness :)

4 Jul 2018 1:19pm

@Devi: Thank you Devi!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Old Glory stands out beautifully against the well textured facade!! Happy Fourth of July!

4 Jul 2018 1:51pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Thanks for this info. I knew something about this thanks to my stamp collection.
Nice shot. Happy Fourth of July my friend!

4 Jul 2018 1:57pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Stamps are amazing! There is so much history wrapped up in one little image. Thank you Graciel·la!

Don from Spokane, United States

A great picture for this special day. Interesting history.

4 Jul 2018 3:03pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel drapeau pour ce jour de fêtes et la belle maison sueprbe
Belle soirée

4 Jul 2018 3:48pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh c'est superbe,c'est une intéressante recherche

4 Jul 2018 4:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image that's most appropriate today. Happy Fourth!

4 Jul 2018 9:35pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect shot for today. Happy 4th to you!

5 Jul 2018 12:56am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Happy Independence Day Elaine! Wonderful building with a long history behind it.

5 Jul 2018 4:02am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so very beautiful, especially for the day

6 Jul 2018 2:36am