Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Commemorating the Battle of Yorktown

The American victory at the Siege of Yorktown ended on October 19, 1781.

Artist Joseph Griffith's lithograph effectively, if surrealistically, commemorates this historic victory. Notice that Washington is followed by Waldo, Fonzie, Mr. Kool-Aid, and others. On the right is Osama Bin Laden and Jar-Jar Binks. 


Seriously, this was the last battle of the Revolutionary War, and ensured our independence from Britain, with a big assist from the French. This day should be recognized more strongly. Hell, it was a great move!

George Washington was one of our Founding Fathers whose reputation only increased with time for his actions after the war. 


12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

bizarreness.

John Hill said...

Artistic license lends to some creative interpretation!

Rudolph said...

That is so bizarre!

Gorilla Bananas said...

Quite right, Ms Pop Tart. I never understood why they made such a big deal about the Tea Party thing. That was just high jinks, right?

Mike said...

Every time people make fun of the French I think about how we wouldn't be a nation without them.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

You have to take it as really funny - hilarious!

John Holton said...

Agreed. This should be a bigger day than Independence Day, even. And let's not forget the contributions of Von Steuben, Kosciuszko, and Pulaski.

Bilbo said...

I wonder if this one will end up in the historical art collection at the Pentagon ...

Cloudia said...

Thank you for the inspiring facts and fun image!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Thank you, everyone, for your supoort and reinforcing comments!

John Horton, you are absolutely right about Pulaski Von Steuben, and Kosciuszko during our struggle for independence. Several counties in the South were named for those European gentlemen.

allenwoodhaven said...

My former home in MA has a Pulaski Park. I lived in Steuben County in NY.
And I happen to prefer Kosciuszko mustard, an old brand here in NJ.
They all deserve recognition, albeit in some odd ways after so many years!

Birgit said...

This is pretty cool and he must have studied Bosch's paintings.