Fragments of flag from Fort Sumter

Object Number: 
1949.58
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Wool; wood, leather, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
overall, including frame: 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 8.3 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Two fragments of the flag which flew over Ft. Sumter at the beginning of the Civil War, one red fragment, one white fragment; housed in sixth-plate daguerreotype case and framed by scalloped mat; hinged top of case missing.
Gallery Label: 
These fragments are from the flag which flew over Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina at the beginning of the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Jerome Alexander
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group