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Flag

Object Number: 
1955.53
Date: 
1861
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, bast cord
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 3/4 x 52 3/4 in. ( 98.4 x 134 cm )
Description: 
Wool and cotton hand sewn U.S. flag with thirty-four white cotton stars in the blue wool canton (four rows of seven stars divided by on row of six stars); thirteen red and white cotton stripes; cotton hoist; flag trimmed with red cotton covered bast cord.
Gallery Label: 
This flag was made by Mrs. John E. Forbes, grandmother of the donor's husband, to hang from her Fifth Avenue home when the 7th Regiment marched off to the Civil War.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group