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Flag: 38 Stars American

Object Number: 
Wool, cotton, jute rope, metal rings
Overall: 98 1/2 x 143 1/2 in. ( 250.2 x 364.5 cm )
handwritten: on hoist: "Godell"
Wool machine-sewn U.S. flag with thirty-eight cotton hand sewn stars in a double wreath around one large central star on the canton; thirteen red and white stripes; jute rope sewn along the hoist; black metal rings along the length of the hoist.
Gallery Label: 
This U.S. Cenntenial State Flag (Colorado was the 38th state) was raised over Worcester, Massachusetts, City Hall by Lyman Judson Goodell on July 4, 1877, to commemorate the centennial. It was given to the Society by his granddaughter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Myron C. Schoonmaker, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group