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Flag, flagstaff and accessories

Object Number: 
1969.3.2a-f
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Silk, metal, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 38 1/2 × 59 1/2 in. (97.8 × 151.1 cm) Overall (b): 42 3/8 in. × 1 1/2 in. (107.6 × 3.8 cm) Overall (c
Marks: 
painted: in the medallion: "NATIONAL SOCIETY/ WOMEN DECENDENTS/ OF TEH/ ANCIENT & HONORABLE/ ARTILLERY COMPANY" inscribed above shield, "NEW YORK COURT OF ASSISTANTS" inscribed in the border, "1637-1774/ GOD OF OUR FATHERS"
Description: 
Blue silk flag of the New York Court of Assistants; white silk medallion in the center trimmed with red silk embroidering, center is a blue shield with a gold painted cannon, inscribed above, "NATIONAL SOCIETY/ WOMEN DECENDENTS/ OF THE/ ANCIENT & HONORABLE/ ARTILLERY COMPANY," inscribed above shield, "NEW YORK COURT OF ASSISTANTS;" inscribed in the border, "1637-1774/ GOD OF OUR FATHERS;" gold silk fringe on the three sides of the fly; wooden flagstaff in three sections, divided by threaded metal cuffs, base has ovoid metal tip; spear-head on a ball metal finial; gold silk flag tassels, twisted cord droped into two drapery tassels with twisted fringe.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York State Court of the National Society of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group