Stars and Stripes: Patriotic Themes in American Folk Art

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As a burgeoning nation that had fought hard for its indepedence, late eighteenth-century America was quick to develop visual symbols to represent the newfound freedom and unity of its citizens--the flag representing the thirteen colonies, the American eagle, Lady Liberty. In "Stars and Stripes: Patriotic Motifs in American Folk Art," author Deborah Harding finds these and other patriotic images decorating quilts and coverlets, whirligigs and weather vanes, game boards and fire buckets--almost no object that could be painted ...

Stars and Stripes: Patriotic Themes in American Folk Art 2002, Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN-13: 9780847824854

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