12-B Allies Day, May 1917.

Allies Day, May 1917 by Childe Hassam was reflective of its time in three major ways. The piece of art depicted impressionism, the popular style it was painted in. It depicted the flag display in New York at the time, which is obvious. Most important of all, it depicted World War I in an indirect way through the patriotism of the Americans. As well as being historically reflective, Allies Day was also a very beautiful piece of art and definitely considered one of the greatest American pieces of art.

Discovery Education Video

September 11, 1814 is the date "The Star Spangled Banner" was written. Each year our music teachers focus on the history of the National Anthem. Coupling this Discovery Education Video for the Star Spangled Banner and the "Allies Day, May 1917" illustration allows students to see the glory of the Red, White and Blue. The video gives a brief account of the history behind the song. Tells of Fort McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write our National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”. It is 13 minutes long and features the soulful voice of Aretha Franklin.

Picturing America Resources for Allies Day, May 1917

allies_day.jpgBackground on the painting can be found at the following web sites: