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Pennant

Object Number: 
1944.350
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, linen, metal grommet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 463 in. ( 14 x 1176 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on hoist: "No/ 2"
Description: 
Wool U.S. ship pennant of the U.S.S. Kearsarge; blue wool canton with thirteen white cotton stars hand sewn on in a row diminishing in size with the largest along the hoist; red and whie striped field; swallow tailed; linen hoist with a metal grommet in the center.
Gallery Label: 
The U.S.S. Kearsarge was a Union battleship that took the rebel ship Alabama during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group