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Flag with envelope

Object Number: 
1941.1064ab
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Silk, paper
Dimensions: 
Part (envelope): 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. (7.9 x 14 cm) Overall (flag): 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (7.9 x 13.7 cm)
Marks: 
hand written: on envelope: "Union/ Forever./ The Star Spangled/ Banner O! long/ may it wave/ over the land of/ the free and the/ home of thr Brave/ E. M. Stanford/ Hartford/ Conn."
Description: 
Hand sewn U.S. flag with fourteen white embroidered 'x' stars; nine red and white stripes; white envelope with pink printed lines across the front and a U.S. flag topped with a liberty cap printed in pink and blue along the left edge, canton has thirty-four stars in two circles around one large star; brown handwriting above and below the flag and in the center of the envelope.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Sol Salinger, in memory of Sol Salinger
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group