4/28/13

Uncle Sam in Troy

 Uncle Sam Statues in Troy, NY


by Kathleen Lisson

After Arun and I attended a delicious spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Unity House, YWCA and other local charities at Christ Church United Methodist, we walked downtown to see the recently unveiled Uncle Sam statues.



Troy Ny Uncle Sam
 Truly Rhe Uncle Sam Statue

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Uncle Sam Statue
 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Uncle Sam Statue

RCHS Uncle Sam Statue Troy, NY
 Rensselaer County Historical Society Uncle Sam Statue


Barker Park, Troy, NY
Barker Park Uncle Sam Statue - birds of Oakwood Cemetery

Hat: Goorin Brothers Lonsdale
Dress: Kate Spade
Blazer: H&M
Pearls: Ross-Simons
Shoes: Nine West Austin
Bag: Brooks Brothers

First mentioned in the Revolutionary War song Yankee Doodle, 'Uncle Sam' has become a metaphor for the United States and/or the American government. Coincidentally, a Revolutionary War veteran and meat packer named Samuel Wilson from Troy, NY supplied our soldiers with meat during the War of 1812. Due to the stamp on the meat packaging, the moniker 'Uncle Sam' stuck. The first modern image of the Uncle Sam we all recognize came in 1916. 

I like wearing a cloche in the early evening because it keeps the late day sun out of my eyes. I think I look silly wearing sunglasses when the sun is about to set, and this hat is the perfect solution. 

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60 comments:

  1. you look incredibly classy! :)

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  2. Sheesh! You look great! That cloche is so classic and chic!

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    1. It is my most-used hat so far this year.

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  3. There are those fabulous pearls again! This is a great look! Love the statues!

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  4. Wow, you look great in a hat! The only hat I own is a fedora, and I love it, but maybe it wouldn't hurt to branch out a little. Those statues look interesting for a little sightseeing outing!

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  5. Gorgeous outfit!! you look amazing dear!


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  6. Those Uncle Sam statues look wonderful:) And I do love your cloche. I wish more people would dress like you:)

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliment!

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  7. You look good in your outfit - the hat is great!

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  8. I love your outfit and the cloche hat is perfection!

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  9. These are seriously delightful. I can't pick a favourite, they're all such eye-catchingly cool works of art.

    Your outfit is fantastic! Cloche hats suit you to a tee!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I absolutely loved the bird statue.

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  10. Very chic in black and white with pearls! Even Uncle Sam is turning his head.

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    1. I love that thought! Yes, he is!

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  11. You look beautiful with Uncle Sam! Your dress is just plain fabulous and of course the hat makes you unique.

    blue hue wonderland

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  12. Don't you look chic, simply darling. By the way you have stunning gams.

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    1. They do look good in these photos. I have to be careful to flex the calf and wear a low heel w/ a knee length dress, or you'll start seeing my mother's legs!!!

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  13. These Uncle Sams are delightful, Kathleen! And you look lovely in your cloche and pretty dress. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for hosting!

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  14. show us your nyv hat soon!
    i'm going to the DERBY this weekend! woo! i bet you'll have a feature about derby hats!? carlos is going to make me one!!!
    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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    1. I KNOW! I love that hat w/ bananas. And I have a great dress to match the brown one, too!

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  15. Great idea for wearing a cloche instead of sunglasses in the early evening. I'm going to give that a try (when I purchase a cloche). Once again, you have shown us what a true classy lady looks like, simply amazing. Thank you for sharing the Uncle Sam statues with us, they are most definitely a work of art.

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  16. Love your hat, the cloche certainly suits you! Are you going to the Govenor's Island Jazz Fest in June? I'm hoping to go but it is so much a long haul that I'm not totally sure I can make it.

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    1. I may be able to. My best friend lives in the city!

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  17. So stylish Uncle Bens :) You look elegant as always. Like your idea of wearing a hat instead of sunglasses.

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    1. Thanks! I want to look classy, not silly - so I chose a hat!

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  18. That hat looks fabulous on you! I love a black and white outfit, always SO chic. And the Uncle Sam statutes are fun.

    -Sharon
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  19. You look so pretty in that dress. Such a classy outfit. The hat is perfect!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. Don't you look smart in your beautiful hat...and your entire outfit...like you stepped out of an early century novel! I love your look and certainly can use some prompting in the wearing of more hats. I may have some angst (squished hair)associated with them, as well!

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    1. Try looser hats and make sure your hair is completely dry before you put your hat on. Also, many new hat wearers tend to pull the hat down over their head like kids do with their winter hats. Just set it comfortably, no need to pull it down to your ears.

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  21. You really seem to be channelling the Great Gatsby style lately. It suits you to a tee.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Suzanne, It's my favorite style for summer!

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  22. Ah so THAT'S where the Uncle Sam reference came from! These statues are great and you look really charming in your 20's-looking attire! I DO love a good cloche!x

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  23. I'm in complete admiration at your so finished, so polished, so perfectly style look. You look very lovely, and the Sam's look happy to be near you!

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    1. Jan, Thanks! The artists demonstrated such wonderful creativity.

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  24. You are so perfect in that outfit!
    I 'm a big fan of the chapeau cloche, it's so elegant
    Thanks for Uncle Sam's story

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    Ariane xx

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  25. I never knew about the istory of Uncle Sam, well well, I learned something today ^^ The statuest look lovely, but I can't help but comment on your fabulous outfit :) You are an example of classic, ladylike fashion :) Keep it up! x

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  26. Amazing look, very pretty ! This hat looks fabulous! You have a great style!
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  27. I really love the fan design on your dress!! Super fun for a night out.
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  28. What a wonderful cloche, you look so smart and graceful.

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  29. Great pictures, Kathleen!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  30. These are absolutely wonderful photos Kathleen, I love the cloche on you! And what a fabulous fundraiser, I have been loving all of the pictures. You are so talented. :)

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    1. I am so excited to see this comment! I am such a big fan of your blog!!!!

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