Thursday, July 3, 2008

►In the Spirit of Patriotism ◄

Back in the early 1900's formations of soldiers were brought together to form human photo's of great American symbols.

I had previously received the photo of our grand Statue of Liberty but thanks to my pal, Patty of Winding Vine Wanderings, I can share more wonderful photos that were created in the pure essence of American Pride!

This photo was the Formation of Uncle Sam: at Camp Lee, Va., 1919. Number of people involved: 19,000.

The photographers were from Chicago. The newspaper has several other similar patriotic photos that they also did in 1918. All were done during WWI.

Browse through all of the wonderful photos at the Chicago Tribune
and read more about the history of the Human Photo's!


The Crackling Crows said...

WoW!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing those pictures Cookie...I never saw something like that before...and of course the music is perfect!!!

Have a Happy 4th of July ***

Hugs Ivonne :)

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I love the pictures..thanks for sharing..and Happy 4th Cookie dear..

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Neat, I love the old pictures and information. Happy 4th ! ~~Pam

kat449 said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL>>>thanks Cookie and happy 4th of July...I love ya...Hugs, Kat

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Thanks for sharing the great pics, Cookie!! Hugs, Trudy

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy 4th!! I hope you have a great weekend!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

:> )

Patti said...

I knew that you would be able to get them out there! As opposed to us technologically challenged folks! Thanks for sharing this incredible art of patriotism. (one tidbit noted in the Tribune in a photo of a flag - half the men were in their winter woolens on a cold morning, but the other half were shivering in their summer whites to create the stripes on the flags.)
Blessings, Patti

Sherry's Cabin said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!! Those are incredible!
May God sprinkle blessings all over you!

tattered 'n torn prims said...

These are absolutely wonderful .... awesome in fact!! Thanks for sharing....can't wait to research a lil' more!!