For the 4th of July holiday, photographer and graphic designer Ed Sokoloff has updated this American Flags collage featuring several local scenes. The full collage is printed on canvas and stretched on a frame. It measures 70×45″ and contains more than 50 flag scenes.
The collage includes:
-Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg flag (per article in Boston Globe newspaper “Reclaiming Old Glory” dated June 26, 2016);
-tattered flag from National 9/11 Museum;
-flag currently flown over Prospect Hill in Somerville, the original of which is purported to be the first American/Colonial flag (a/k/a Grand Union flag) flown on January 1, 1776;
-flag at Fourth of July Esplanade Concert in Boston;
-carved eagle and flag shield at Faneuil Hall;
-Betsy Ross type post card postmarked 1907 of sewing the flag;
– flag on tall ship in Boston Harbor;
-long flag hanging from arch at Rowes Wharf;
-flags at front of the Boston Public Library at Copley Square; and
– painted flag doors of Ladder Co. 10-Engine Co. Ten fire station in New York City, from which station five firemen died in the 9/11 World Trade center twin towers collapse.
The original version of the flag collage was given to the Marines Memorial Association in San Francisco (where the annual Gold Star Families event is held), and is displayed on the mezzanine floor with the Tribute Memorial Wall which contains the names of all American youngsters lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11.