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Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day

When I remembered that today is Flag Day, I immediately thought of the flag paintings of Childe Hassam (1859-1935), an American Impressionist who depicted the patriotic display of flags in New York City during World War I.

Pictured at left in an 8 x 10 glass negative of The Avenue in the Rain (1917) by Childe Hassam, Peter A. Juley & Son collection.

A search for "flag" in the Smithsonian's Collections Search Center results in many different types of records from across the Smithsonian, including photographs of Childe Hassam's flag paintings along with other artistic representations of the flag, as well as stamps, depictions of the Smithsonian flags, depictions of American flags on ships and buildings in the United States and abroad, photographs of events and parades, and even advertisements!

For more information on Hassam's flag paintings see Ilene Susan Fort's The Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam (Los Angeles: Los Angeles Museum of Art, 1988).

Nicole Semenchuk, Research & Scholars Center, American Art Museum

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