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Flag

Object Number: 
1948.23a
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 59 x 78 in. ( 149.9 x 198.1 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: all over: "Deutsch Amerikanische Typographia/ 1869/ 1901/ Branch I.T.U." embroidered: all over reverse: "Typographia No. 7/ New York"
Description: 
Silk flag of Typographia No. 7 New York, branch of the International Typography Union; embroidered on two sides; on one medallion with two shaking hands surrounded by the inscription, "Deutsch Amerikanische Typographia/ 1869/ 1901/ Branch I. T. U."; on the reverse is an escutcheon of Johan Gutenberg surround by a laurel wreath and the inscription, "Typographia No. 7/ New York"; yellow silk fringe along the three edges of the fly.
Gallery Label: 
Typographia No. 7 was a German-American typesetters and compositers' union founded in 1869 and discontinued on September 1, 1947, when it joined New York Typographical Union No. 6. This flag was presented to the Union by the Ladies' Auxilliary in 1902 in the New York Labor Temple on East 84th Street. At this time the headquarters of Typographia No. 7 was in People's Hall, East 4th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Typographia No. 7, through Mr. Ferdinand Meyer, Secretary
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group