Flag: 42 Stars Americnan Flag

Object Number: 
1955.35
Date: 
1889-1890
Medium: 
Cotton, metal grommets
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 x 87 3/4 in. ( 81.3 x 222.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on hoist: "9 FT."
Description: 
Cotton printed U.S. flag (possibly naval) with forty-two white stars in the blue canton (six rows of seven); five red and white stripes; white hoist with metal grommets at each end.
Gallery Label: 
This U.S. flag is not an offical design. All U.S. flags are to bear thirteen stripes, but Naval ships often bear stripes with alternate significance, such as battles won, ships lost in battle, or numbers relating the person, state, or thing the ship is named for.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Katherine Kolb
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group