Monday, July 4, 2016

1876 The Day We Celebrate - July 4th - Independence Day

Frederick Augustus Chapman, (German-born American artist, 1818-1891) The Day We Celebrate 1876

"The Day We Celebrate" 1876 painted by F.A. Chapman ; engraved by John C. McRae, N.Y. This engraving shows a large gathering of people picnicking, playing games, & enjoying the Independence Day celebration outdoors among large trees & open lawn, with a distant view of a railroad train passing & of ships on a waterway in the background.