Bronx Borough Flag

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Overall: 35 7/8 x 61 1/8 in. ( 91.1 x 155.3 cm )
painted: on the banner in the seal: "NE CEDE MALIS"
Wool Bronx borough flag with horizontal stripes of orange, white and gray and a white medallion painted with the Bronx seal; seal consists of a red shield with a yellow sun rising over blue water, an ochre banner painted, "NE CEDE MALIS" in red and a spread eagle on a demi-globe all in a red and green laurel wreath.
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This flag was donated by Herb Samuels, a former manger of Community Board 4 in the Bronx. The campaign for an official Bronx flag slowed during the depression, stalled outright during Robert Moses' tenure and finally came to fruition on January 1, 1970, thanks to Samuels unrelenting interest and his political ties to Herman Badillo and mayor John Lindsay. The Bronx is the only borough with legislative documentation and the sanction of the American Flag Society to have its own flag.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Herb Samuels
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group