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Catalog Number 1983.204.001
Description 48-star U.S. Flag, c. 1926-1949. Flag is made of strips of fabric (silk?) that are sewn together to create a striped pattern with red stripes on bottom and top edges. Upper left corner has blue section with 48 white stars embroidered on it. There is gold fringe along all but the left edge. The left edge is doubled over and reinforced by an inner layer of white fabric (cotton?). There is a leather tab on upper left corner.
Object Name Flag
Collection 3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title 48-star U.S. Flag, c. 1926-1949
Date c. 1926-1949
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance The Captain H.J. Reilly Auxiliary was instituted in 1926.
Notes "In 1912, two stars were added, representing Arizona and New Mexico, bringing the total number of stars to 48, arranged in 6 rows of 8 stars each. There were thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies. This flag flew from 4 July, 1912, to 3 July, 1949." [ 2/28/2017]
Dimensions H-38 W-63 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Flags
United States
Subjects Flags