Yes, there’s a reason that Yosemite National Park has named one of its impressive sights the “Liberty Cap.” Here’s an eighteenth century illustration of a liberty cap and its uses. (HINT: it’s on the pole, not on Columbia’s head):
(Can anyone give me a more specific source or cite for this? The blog at which I found it, 18th Century American Women, doesn’t offer a citation for this image.) The eighteenth century is everywhere, if you’re alert to it!
But you probably only came here for the vacation snaps. Here you go:
Does anyone else remember “Paddle to the Sea?” Growing up in the Great Lakes region of the U.S., I think we saw that movie at least once a year in elementary school. I was enraptured by it, of course: dolls and adventure travel! What’s not to love?