Artists have painted flags for as long as artists have painted, from Claude Monet to Norman Rockwell to Jasper Johns . . . and photographers have made countless memorable images of the American flag, none more famous than Joe Rosenthal‘s triumphant image of the flag raising over Iwo Jima in 1945—the ultimate expression of patriotism. Happy Birthday, America.
- Iwo Jima: “…A Beachhead On Hell” (warhistoryonline.com)
- New York Times: Joe Rosenthal, Photographer at Iwo Jima (nytimes.com)
- 15 Patriotic American Flag Photos (photographyblogger.net)
- Flag Painters (askart.com)