Flag:"Excelsior" w/NYS insignia embroidered

Object Number: 
1939.386
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 76 x 76 in. ( 193 x 193 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: center: "EXCELSIOR" embroidered: originally embroidered below seal, now removed: "16th REG'T N.G.N.Y.S."
Description: 
Blue silk regimental flag of the 16th Regiment New York National Guard; silk chenille embroidered New York State seal in the center, a shield half U.S. national colors and half a rising sun over three mountains between personifications of Liberty holding a staff topped with the liberty cap and Justice blind-folded holding the scales, an american bald eagle flies above and a banner inscribed "Excelsior" is below; originally a banner with "16th REG'T N.G.S.N.Y." was embroidered below the seal; gold fringe trim around the three fly edges.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss E. Frye Barker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group