One day while eating lunch in the Philadelphia DoubleTree Hotel on Broad Street, I noticed a historical mural on the restaurant ceiling. I’m a slow eater. So as I chewed, I studied the ceiling more. This was Philadelphia, home of one of the original 13 American colonies. Everything looked factual until my eyes rested on what you see in this photo: George Washington with a Phillies baseball cap. What?
Here is the true spirit of Philadelphia: the accurate history of George Washington, a celebrated horse rider, on his favorite horse Nelson; juxtaposed with the avid infectious fever of their present-day professional baseball team.
Happy Presidents’ Day. I hope you, too, can mix history and pop culture; after all, the present will soon be history.