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Flag

Object Number: 
1953.4
Date: 
1945
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, metal grommets
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 3/4 x 91 in. ( 113.7 x 231.1 cm )
Marks: 
sewn: center: "ARMY/ E/ NAVY"
Description: 
Wool pennant shaped, swallow tailed Army-Navy flag; red wool along hoist with the inscription "ARMY" in white cotton letters; tail end blue wool with inscription "NAVY" in white cotton letters with a star above "NAVY"; in center a white "E" surrounded by a gold wreath; white cotton hoist with metal grommets at each end; outline of cotton around all the edges of the flag.
Gallery Label: 
This flag was awarded by the U.S. government during World War II for Excellence in manufacture of airplane pars for war work. It was awarded to a firm in the Palmer-Singer Building, at the corner of 32nd and 37th Sts, Long Island City, NY. It was secured by the donor when the firm went out of business.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. George Bruchiss
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group