The Avenue in the Rain Shirt
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in New Jersey, U.S.A.
- 96% polyester, 4% spandex
Elegantly featuring Childe Hassam’s The Avenue in the Rain painting from the White House art collection, this t-shirt is a stylish addition to your patriotic wardrobe and perfect for Independence Day.
The Avenue in the Rain depicts American flags hanging on Fifth Avenue in New York City and their reflections in water following a rainstorm. It is one of 30 flag paintings by Childe Hassam that coincided with World War I. As the United States debated entry into the war, Fifth Avenue was frequently decorated with American flags. This piece was completed in February 1917, barely two months before Congress declared war on Germany on April 6.