"Don't Tread On Me"
flag: 4 x 6 in. ( 10.2 x 15.2 cm ) flagstaff: 11 x 1/4 in. ( 27.9 x 0.6 cm )
printed: center: "DON'T TREAD ON ME"
Silk printed white flag with a coiled rattlesnake in the center; inscribed below: "DONT TREAD ON ME"; nailed to a black wood pole with a gold painted finial.
The "Don't Tread on Me" flags were the ensigns of the Southern States from 1776 to 1777.
Charles M. Lefferts Collection
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