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I found this 45-star American flag in an old shed. The loose weave of the fabric indicates it was probably a parade flag, or souvenir, and would date to 1912 or earlier.

The flag has a new home more befitting; framed and proudly displayed on the wall of my gallery.

I did not realize while setting up the shot, that the angle and the light had created a silhouette profile of President Abraham Lincoln.


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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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Comments

  • arvyart
    arvyartover 5 years ago

    Very artistic!

  • Thank you!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 5 years ago

    Nice

  • Thank you, Mary! I appreciate your comment!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    Superb capture! Soooo well seen & captured, Arla!!!

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 5 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 5 years ago

  • Really? WOW!!
    Thank you!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerabout 5 years ago

    Greetings Arla; A wonderful photo and story. It does look like old Abe.
    steve

  • Thank you, Steve! I suppose it depends on one’s imagination. :D

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot and history

  • Heather Haderly
    Heather Haderlyover 4 years ago

    Fantastic Arla!, Heather

  • Thank you, Heather!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    Congratulations for your top ten win in the Flags Of The World challenge!

  • Thanks very much, Lori!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • JSharpHowerton
    JSharpHowertonabout 4 years ago

    Oh, I like this. What a wonderful find.
    Jeanne

  • Thank you, Jeanne! I found it exciting. :D))

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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