Flag: 34 Star American Flag

Object Number: 
1961.33
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/4 x 34 in. ( 64.1 x 86.4 cm )
Description: 
Silk lithographed U.S. flag with thirty-four stars in the blue canton; thirteen red and white stripes.
Gallery Label: 
This flag is one of many that hung on Abraham Lincoln's funeral bier. The donor's uncle, Z. M. Hewitt, along with J. T. Stewart, conducted and arranged for the laying in State of the President at City Hall, New York City. The family owned two more of these flags. They were donated to a church in Albany and the Allegheny County Schools in Cumberland, MD.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William L. Hannam
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group