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First Stars and Stripes, June 14, 1777

Object Number: 
1936.834e
Date: 
c. 1925
Medium: 
Black ink and graphite on ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 6 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: At right: Not used/ First Stars & Stripes June 1777 /over
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in black ink: "June 14th. 1777. / THE FIRST / 'STARS & STRIPES' "
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Harry A. Ogden
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group