Flag Day 1916 near 'The Farm'
This painting was inspired by a photo taken near the family farm in the Northwest hills of CT. The image shows a time when holidays were honored with proper dress, and proper form, even at a young age. The scene is located in an open hay field alongside an old dirt road, yet the young girls are standing in formation with uniforms and with flags held to the side in similar fashion. My favorite part of this old image, is the face peeking out from behind the haystack. What is the story of this young girl? Was she pouting because she wanted to hold the large flag? Or is it a mother of one of the girls trying to stay out of the picture? We'll never know, but it makes for interesting conversation. The last girl to the far left is my grandmothers sister, Helen Swanson Borgeson, and the small girl in the middle of the image is identified as Alice Elizabeth Holm. We've not been able to identify the remaining girls.
This collection will be based on images from the early 1900's depicting the rural life of a Swedish immigrant family in the CT Northwest Hills.
Quality Fine Art Prints
Original oil painting professionally reproduced, available in sizes and formats below:
Fine Art Paper prints –
Printed using giclee archival inks, on archival fine art paper (100% cotton rag). This is a natural mould made paper, 310g, with natural white color and slightly coarse texture for an elegant look.
8 x 10 fine art print – The actual image measures 8x10, with an additional 1/2 inch white border.
16 x 20 fine art print – The actual image measures 16 x 20, with an additional 1/2 inch white border.
Fine Art Stretched Canvas prints –
Printed on archival certified, matte canvas, which is a 19 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. The canvas used has an exceptional color gamut and captures every nuance of the original image.
16 x 20 Stretched Canvas – The canvas print is mounted over ¾ inch wood frame
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Flag Day 1916
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