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Flag: Sons of Rhode Island

Object Number: 
INV.12300a
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 98 x 140 in. ( 248.9 x 355.6 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in center: "SONS OF RHODE ISLAND/ 1664"
Description: 
Wool flag with three vertical stripes of orange, white and blue; the center white stripe is painted with an image of a shield with cider casks and beavers separated by an "x"; shield is between a Native American holding a bow and a Pilgrim; an eagle surmounting a globe is above, and the inscription "1664" is below and "SONS OF RHODE ISLAND" is above, all surrounded by a laurel wreath; white cotton hoist with metal grommets at each end.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group