Archibald MacNeal Willard’s most famous work is The Spirit of ’76 (previously known as Yankee Doodle), which was exhibited at the Centennial Exposition. The painting is now in the public domain and is combined here with the original American Flag and the United States Declaration of Independence in an artistic contemporary composition.
Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. -wikipedia