Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day

When the Founding Fathers adopted the Stars And Stripes as our country's flag at the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on June 14, 1777, these images probably weren't what they had in mind.

The day has been marked in one form or another these many years, with the largest celebration being a parade in Troy, New York that attracts 50,000 people.

The vintage postcards are circa 1900. Interesting to note that the zaftig young women with the flowing tresses would be considered heavy by today's standards.


Tracy said...

Very pretty images! One of my granmothers birthday was Flag Day... very easy to remember--LOL! Sadly, she passed away two years ago. But I was thinking of her much yesterday... :o)

High Desert Diva said...

Zaftig...such a great word.

She doesn't look heavy to me!

Great images.