Today’s Writing Prompt: Write A Real Or Fictional Scene Based On A Notable Fourth of July Painting Or Photograph

Paintings and photographs have always been able to transport us to a different time and place, and stir up strong sentiments related to where we’ve been, where we are, or where we want to be. This week, while we’re considering our upcoming Fourth of July plans (or celebrations for Independence Day), let’s consider past Fourth of July (or Independence Day) celebrations that have been captured in notable paintings or photographs. And then write a real or fictional scene that they inspire. 

Inspiration For Today’s Writing Prompt

To get started with this writing prompt, check out the artwork below.

Childe Hassam, The Fourth of July, 1916, (Source)
John Lewis Krimmel, Independence Day Celebration in Centre Square, 1819, (Source)

Also, be sure to check out some vintage photographs for Fourth of July

And for additional inspiration, consider what you wrote for yesterday’s writing prompt (Write A Speech For Independence Day 2021). Think about what kind of painting or photograph you think best embodies that speech. 

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