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Flag

Object Number: 
X.64
Date: 
ca. 1781
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 x 74 in. ( 96.5 x 188 cm )
Description: 
U.S. flag with an American bald eagle painted in the canton with a U.S. shield at its breast and arrows and a laurel branch in its talons and two arches with thirteen stars above its head and wings; painted in white, red and yelllow on blue wool; twelve red and white stripes; white cotton hoist.
Gallery Label: 
Flags of this design were carried at Yorktown in 1781.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group