Yankee Doodle Boys—July 2001
In honor of Kate’s Month at the Museum, and in memory of my dad, whose birthday would have been Election Day, here’s an oldie/goodie (film!). My dad was part of the volunteer team that restored MSI’s Milburn electric automobile, which they drove in Hyde Park’s Independence Day parade. This shot of my boys (at ages 8 and 5) at the post-parade BBQ is a family favorite. You might notice that Adam is wearing almost as much face paint on his shirt as on his face. That day, I also shot photos of (now-)President Obama dressed as a colonial (and pushing a stroller), Alderman and (now-)Cook County Board President-elect Toni Preckwinkle dressed as the Statue of Liberty, and Illinois Representative Barbara Flynn Currie dressed as Uncle Sam!