Independence Day, 1819

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Independence Day Celebration in Centre  Square in Philadelphia in 1819

This year’s 4th of July pic is by John Lewis Krimmel (1786- 1821),  a German immigrant. The tent of the left has a U.S. flag above a portrait of George Washington above a depiction of a naval battle of the War of 1812 (with slogan “Don’t give up the Ship”). The tent on the right has a flag of the state of Pennsylvania (motto “Virtue, Liberty, Independence”) above a depiction of “The Battle of New Orleans.” Benjamin Latrobe’s waterworks building is in the background.  (Source: WikiCommons) 

Loving this painting. Since it was painted in 1819, there could be Revolutionary and War of 1812 heroes pictured. 

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