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Streamer: red/white stripe w/7 stars on blue field

Object Number: 
1943.365b
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 79 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 201.9 cm )
Description: 
Long pennant of the U.S. Navy with seven stars in the long canton and a red and white stripe along the rest of its length; white cotton hoist.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donors, this pennant probably belonged to William Sinclair, first Paymaster General of the U.S. Navy. Pennants of this type were flown from the center mast of the ships commanded by officers of the rank of commodore or above and in the bow of the boat by all ships commanded by officers lower than the rank of commodore.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Misses Mary L. & Ellen D. Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group