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Catalog Number 1983.208.001
Description Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W Banner, n.d. Rectangular royal blue banner with gold fringe stitched onto the edge. Silk/satin like fabric. The gold stitching extends 1in. from all 4 edges. In the top left corner there is an emblem 2in. from the top edge and 2in. from the left edge (3.5in. from the top left corner). It is 3.375in. tall x 3.375in. wide. The emblem is machine stitched on. The emblem consists of an inner circle with the eagle symbol in the center and an outer circle with the words Auxiliary V.F.W. and two stars inside of it. Beyond that there are 4 rectangular shapes extending from the top bottom left and right with the colors orange, gold, white, gold. In between these are 4 different motifs, crossing swords, crossing anchors, crossing rifles and one unrecognizable. All of this is sewn into a dark blue patch which is sewn onto the banner. 0.75in. below the emblem is lettering reading "FOUNDED 1914" The lettering is 0.25in tall and 2in. long.
Object Name Banner
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W Banner, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "AUXILIARY V.F.W" (white stitching, machine made, in the outer circle on the emblem); "FOUNDED 1914" (Yellow fabric lettering, felt or velvet possibly, below the emblem in top left quarter)
Notes A flag is a "piece of cloth, varying in size, shape, color and design, usually attached at one edge to a staff or cord and used as the symbol of a nation, state, or organization, as a means of signaling, etc; ensign; standard; banner; pennant." []

"The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a U.S. organization comprised of men who have served overseas in the military during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War...The VFW was established in 1913, consolidating three organizations created by Spanish-American war veterans. From its inception, the VFW has sought to promote patriotism and national security. Its paramount mission, however, has been ensuring that needy and disabled veterans receive aid." []
Dimensions H-19 W-25 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Memorabilia
Subjects Banners