Pennant

Object Number: 
1944.349
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Wool, linen, jute rope, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 63 in. ( 54.6 x 160 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on hoist: "MEAL/ U.S.S. KEARSARGE"
Description: 
Red wool pennant with a linen hoist strung through with a jute rope; rope ends in a wooden button.
Gallery Label: 
This pennant was used on the U.S.S. Kearsarge, which fought the Confederate ship "Alabama," to signal meal times.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group