Jul 4, 2012
At the Fourth of July festivities in 1957 or thereabouts, probably out in back of Takoma Park Junior High School, my friend Edie and I hold hands with long tall Uncle Sam, while my sister Carol waves our balloons on high. Uncle Sam's hat, which may be an Indian headdress, appears to say "Bozell" on it. I have no idea why.
Fourth of July
Apr 5, 2018
"Where There Are People, Money May Be Made" is what seventeenth-century Dutch painter Adriaen van de Venne called this work.
The scene is based on the annual spring fair in The Hague, but the figures are all caricatures intended to entertain relatively sophisticated viewers.
(Grisaille painting by Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne)