Flag: 48 Star American

Object Number: 
1952.22
Date: 
1939-1945
Medium: 
Silk, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 32.4 cm )
Description: 
Silk kerchief with a U.S. flag printed in the center; forty-eight stars in the blue printed canton (six rows of eight stars); thirteen red and white stripes; image surrounded by a black rectangle; backed with white cotton.
Gallery Label: 
This flag kerchief was carried by Lieutenant Roy Stigberg while he flew the military transport route from India to China, known as the "Hump," during World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles T. Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group