Flag: Pine Tree Flag

Object Number: 
INV.12269g
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Silk, wood
Dimensions: 
flag: 4 x 6 in. ( 10.2 x 15.2 cm ) flagstaff: 11 x 1/4 in. ( 27.9 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Silk printed white flag with a green pine tree in the center; nailed to a black wood flagstaff with a gold painted finial.
Gallery Label: 
The pine tree flag was originally the flag of the Massachussetts Colony. In 1776 it became the ensign of Naval Vessels.
Credit Line: 
Charles M. Lefferts Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group