July 23, 1788: The "Grand Federal Procession," a colorful endorsement of the new Federal Constitution by the city’s artisans, proceeds down Broadway.
Pewterer’s Banner, 1788. Silk, paint. New-York Historical Society Museum, Gift of James S. Haring, 1903.12
Indeed! Lots of familiar faces here:
Sackets Harbor War of 1812 Grand Tactical, 2013. (Not the greatest picture, though.)
I’m 99.9% positive I know the guy in the red sash. XD
Reenactors at the Battle of Great Bridge. The Battle of Great Bridge was fought in 1775 in Virginia after Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation. The British combined force of former slaves and British regulars was routed by American militia.
GREAT picture. <3
Alexander Hamilton’s powder horn and rifle. Hamilton’s powder horn is unique in that instead of it depicting current events or scenes he uses it as a motivational tool to show his hopes and aspirations.
The unicorn stands for Hamilton’s hopes and dreams. He personalized it by branding it with a five pointed star from his family’s coat of arms.
"First when came to Ohio"
This is a reference to the Bacon aphorism: “First the amendment of their own minds. For the removal of the impediments of the mind will sooner clear the passages of fortune than the obtaining fortune will remove the impediments of the mind.” Richman notes that the “elegant sentence structure [is] similar to ‘When in the course of human events,’ ” the first line of the Declaration of Independence.
The plot of land obviously represents wealth and financial security. To the 18th century mind it also represented freedom, because only landowners could truly be independent and in control of their own futures. Tradesmen, merchants, and other professions had to rely on others.
Honor is represented by the cinq foiles which comes from the Hamilton coat of arms.
Reputation is represented by the a roundel with fasces (to symbolize civil authority in Rome and hearken to the story of Cincinnatus)