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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Days That End in 'Y' - editorial 'toons & memes

'Christ died to make men holy, let us live to make men free' edition

Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?
"The first bit of context you need in order to understand the sense of this line is that the song “Yankee Doodle” was not always the proud, patriotic ditty we know today."


The Statue of Liberty: The story in pictures of the Mother of Exiles, 1875-2000

The “Tribute in Light” memorial shines behind the Statue of Liberty on March 11, 2002.

The text of the poem entitled “The New Colossus,” by Emma Lazarus,  mounted on the base of the Statue of Liberty. The sonnet was written in 1883, and  donated to help raise money for the statue’s pedestal. The text was later cast in  bronze and and mounted in 1903.

A view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan in the evening,  photographed in 1961.

The island that the statue now stands on was previously occupied by Fort  Wood, a U.S. military fortification. By the late 1880s, the fort was becoming  obsolete, and part of the land was given over to the statue. Here, a view of the  Statue of Liberty, standing above workers in Fort Wood, circa 1918.

An 1875 image of Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the creator of the Statue of  Liberty, posing with a visitor while the statue was under construction inside a  Paris studio.

The head of the Statue of Liberty, on display in a park in Paris, France,  in 1883.

Men in a workshop hammer sheets of copper for the construction of the  Statue of Liberty in 1883.

Assemblage of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, showing the bottom half of  the statue under scaffolding, with the head and torch at its feet, photographed in  1883.

The inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Enlightening the  World, in New York Harbor, on October 28, 1886. A military and naval salute marked  the event, presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland.

Looking down at the statue from its torch, circa 1890.

The Statue of Liberty greets the Second Division as it arrives in New  York City on August 8, 1919.

A view of the statue taken at night, during a blackout designed to help  conserve energy during World War II, in March of 1942.

In 1946, refugee children gaze at the Statue of Liberty from the railing  of a boat.

Original caption: “June 20, 1946 – New York: An unidentified visitor to  the Statue of Liberty notes on an interior girder his name and his wife’s name.  Many visitors to Bedloe’s island on which ‘Miss Liberty’ is located use lipstick to  mark their names or initials.”

A view of the statue taken at night, during a blackout designed to help  conserve energy during World War II, in March of 1942.

An aerial view of the statue and Liberty Island, taken in October  2015.

Battle Hymn of the Republic (Live from West Point) - Mormon Tabernacle  Choir • Jun 27, 2019

All 'toons, memes, and pictures courtesy of these fine sites, plus that other one.