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Flagstaff

Object Number: 
1940.75cd
Date: 
1912-1940
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
c: 84 x 1 3/4 in. ( 213.4 x 4.4 cm ) d: 35 x 1 3/4 in. ( 88.9 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Flagstaff of the George Washington Post of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.); wooden staff with metal cuff 2/3 of its length down, threaded interior on upper half, screw on top of lower half, allows the staff to screw together; metal half ball finial that originally was surmounted by an eagle (only talons extant); metal ovoid tip at base held on with a screw.
Gallery Label: 
This flagstaff belonged to the George Washington Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. (G.A.R.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry S. Sturgis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group