“Impressions of Old Glory” Eagle Edition
by Jack E. Dawson
“Old Glory” appears to float in the darkness, suspended only by the cross on which it rests. Its battle colors, tatters and bullet holes speak of the great battle raging for the soul of our nation. Through the symbolism of the flag folding ceremony, “Impressions of Old Glory” represents the principles of faith on which our country was founded. Beginning at the lower portion of the painting and progressing upward, the 25 hidden symbols in the painting depict the meaning of each fold of the flag during a traditional flag folding ceremony described in the text below. Only the explanations of the hidden pictures have been added.
“The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.”
United States Code title 4 chapter 1 – The Flag
There is no more a profound image that says we are “One Nation under God” than “Impressions of Old Glory” by Jack E. Dawson.
- Michael W. Piccione, Director, Special Products Eagle Publishing.
This is only the 2nd time Eagle Publishing, the publisher of Human Events, has authorized and endorsed a picture to be produced in a special edition. In this case we felt this was the right image, with the right artist, at the right time.
You swell with pride as you view “Impressions of Old Glory” – pride in being an American, pride in a nation founded in faith and religious freedom and pride in our national symbol, our flag. “Impressions of Old Glory” is a rare combination of powerful imagery and artistic mastery. It is the ultimate representation of sacrifice and patriotism, of bloodshed for your freedom and your soul.
We are proud to offer both a giclée print and canvas made of only the highest quality materials. Whether you choose “Impressions of Old Glory” on archival paper or canvas you can be assured that each is constructed of the highest grade materials and worthy of placement in any home, office, church, school or museum. It has been designed to last a lifetime and become a family heirloom to be passed on and enjoyed for generations.
- Each print individually signed and numbered by the artist, Jack E. Dawson, and registered with the Bittersweet Fine Art Gallery.
- Official certificate of authenticity signed by artist Jack E. Dawson and Michael W. Piccione, Special Products Director for Eagle Publishing.
- Framed to the artist’s exacting standards and printed with the giclée process that guarantees a fine, crisp image with depth of color and a rich appearance.
- 100% acid free archival canvas that prevents fading and discoloration.
- Overall size - 40" x 32", image size - 31" x 23".
- Title plate, "Impressions of Old Glory" by Jack E. Dawson, Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33.12
1st The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. (1) Baby (2) Flower blooming
2nd The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life. (3) Gates of Heaven with angel
3rd The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of life for the defense of our country to attain a peace throughout the world. (4) Wheelchair (5) Mourner at grave
4th The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for His divine guidance. (6) Adam’s fall (hand/apple) (7) 10 Commandments (upside down and broken)
5th The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.” (8) Man pledging allegiance (9) Woman pledging allegiance
6th The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. (10) Heart
7th The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic. Emblems of: (11) Army (12) Navy (13) Air Force (14) Marine (15) Coast Guard
8th The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered in to the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on Mother’s Day. (16) Rose and “MOM” (17) Tomb
9th The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded. (18) Woman
10th The tenth fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born. (19) “FATHER”
11th The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. (20) Star of David (21) Tabernacle
12th The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost. (22) Manger of Jesus Christ (23) Cross of Jesus Christ (24) Empty tomb of Jesus Christ
13th When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, “In God we Trust.”
Military organizations used this script for the flag folding ceremony for years during military memorial services.