Flag: 45 stars

Object Number: 
1941.238
Date: 
ca. 1896
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, metal grommets
Dimensions: 
Overall: 46 1/2 x 80 1/4 in. ( 118.1 x 203.8 cm )
Description: 
Wool U.S. flag with forty-five cotton stars applied to the canton (three rows of eight interspaced with three rows of seven stars); thirteen red and white stripes; cotton hoist with metal grommets at each end.
Gallery Label: 
This flag belonged to the donor's father, Bernard Goetz, of Philadelphia, PA. He lighted the Centennial Exhibition night-light reflectors in 1876.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Moss
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group