Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull (1756 - 1843)

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!!

Fourth of July 1819 - by John Lewis Krimmel (1786 - 1821)

For some very enlightening and entertaining historical details pertaining to July 4, 1776 - link here to the blog, IT'S ABOUT TIME which has featured many fascinating July 4th commemoration posts and accompanying historical artwork, for the past several days. 


  1. Happy 4th Yvette (at least it's not raining anymore!)

    The thing I find amazing about the 4th is how both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within hours of one another on the - the 4th of July! Amazing, isn't it? Have your read John Adams by David McCullough? Great book!

  2. And a Happy 4th to you as well, Julie. Thank you.

    The book is on my TBR list. I was going to join the Read-A-Long but then got involved reading other things. You know how it is. :)

    But I know it's a definite Must Read.

    Julie I was thinking of you the other day when Deb and I were talking about Edith Layton's romance writing. We kind of went off on a tangent, but that's ok. What would life be without tangents?

  3. Lovely post for the 4th. Great pictures -- I really like the Trumbull! Julie, I didn't know that about Jefferson and Adams -- fascinating!

  4. Thanks, Becky.

    Yeah, that date of death thing is SO mystifying in a way. Incredible.

    I've always wondered if it were really true. :)

  5. I hope you had a wonderful 4th.

  6. I had a quiet 4th, but it was fine. How about you? Any fireworks? I hope so. Of the pretty skyward kind, I mean. :)


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