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Ship flag paintings on wood (8)

Object Number: 
Z.1437a-h
Date: 
1915-1925
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
largest: 11 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 14.6 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: (a): "F.T.S.S. HUDSON/F. GRIFFITH/SHIP SURGEON" painted: (b): "L. CYMRIC/F. GRIFFITH/(SUB) SHIP SURGEON" painted: (d): "CAPTAIN/FRANCIS GREEN....APPRENTICE SEAMAN/F. GRIFFITH" painted: (f): "USSB/SSLAKE/GEDNEY/...MATANZAS, CUBA, MAY 14 - 1920.
Description: 
Group of 8 pieces of wood painted with flags symbolizing letters; 2 pieces painted with a flag for each letter of the alphabet; 6 pieces painted with specific ships' flags; 2 holes drilled through top of each board to hold string tying boards together.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederick Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group