A Serious Problem For Patriots 26 Jun 2015 By Susan Barsy in Photography Tags: 1910s, American flag, flags, patriotism, political dysfunction, US Capitol, US Congress, Washington DC 4 Comments Men holding a wind-ripped flag taken down from atop the US House of Representatives. Photograph by Harris & Ewing, January 16, 1917. Image from this source. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Related
Just love the photographs you find Susan! I hesitate to comment seeing that flags are so much in the news these days…
Americans need to continue to try to pull together and be faithful to the transcendent unity that has always been our nation’s goal.
I’m always glad when you write in, Michele–take care.
That is indeed quite a picture-the guys look very, very serious-I wonder if the flag was vandalized ?
It was supposedly destroyed in a terrible wind storm. The wind supposedly knit some of the stripes back together . . . . It is a great curiosity!