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Flag

Object Number: 
1939.543
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, metal grommets
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 97 1/2 in. ( 127 x 247.6 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: on tag on hoist: "ANCO DYED FAST COLOR/ STERLING/ REG. U.S. PAT. OFF./ ALL WOOL DOUBLE WARP" printed: on hoist: "4x8"
Description: 
Wool reproduction Revolutionary War flag after Colonel S.B. Webb's 1777 Additional Continental Regiment Flag, CT; yellow wool flag with a painted white medallion in the center of a personification of 'Liberty' or 'America' holding a liberty pole flying red and white stripes topped with a liberty cap and resting her hand on an American shield; white cotton hoist with metal grommets at each end.
Gallery Label: 
This flag was intended to be a reproduction of Colonel S. B. Webb's Additional Continental Regiment Flag of 1777. Webb's flag depicted a Native American holding a sword above a beheaded King. This modern version simplifies Webb's original standard. G. Creighton Webb, the donor, was a great-great-grandson of the designer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Creighton Webb
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group