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Flag

Object Number: 
INV.11422a
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 62 in. ( 91.4 x 157.5 cm )
Marks: 
sewn: lower center: "LIBERTY"
Description: 
Red wool reproduction Revolutionary War "Liberty" flag; printed Union Jack in the canton; "LIBERTY" inscribed across the bottom in white cotton.
Gallery Label: 
This reproduction of early Revolutionary War "Liberty" flag is derived the earliest flags flown in the town centers on "Liberty" poles, which loyalist would attempt to remove or chop down.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group