Happy Fourth of July!

IMAGES: Olga San Juan, Noel Niell and Nancy Porter, July 4, 1945draft of the Declaration of Independence in the hand of Thomas Jefferson (New York Public Library); Screenshot from the Twitter page of comedian and actor Chris Rock (@chrisrock) on July 4, 2012; “Uncle Sam’s Birthday. 1776—July 4th 1918. 142 Years Young and Going Strong,” ca. 1917–1919 (National Archives); The Fourth of July by an unidentified artist, nineteenth century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston); cartoon by Paul Noth, New Yorker, July 9, 2012Fourth of July celebration, or, Southern ideas of Liberty– July 4, ’40 by William K. Rhinehart, ca. 1840; Fire-Works On The Night Of The Fourth Of July by an unidentified artist, after Winslow Homer, nineteenth century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston); Uncle Sam, Artist’s Model by William Vander Weyde, ca. 1900 (George Eastman House Collection)


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