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Catalog Number 1978.195
Description 50th Burlingame High School Anniversary Pennant, 1973. Pennant is made of white (felt?) like fabric with a red inside border on the left hand side. Attached to the left of the pennant are two by two cotton flaps each on one end . On the front of pennant, surrounded by a circle of red, is a printed image of a panther's face with some medium and bold, red lettering above that reads "1923-73", and below with some medium and bold, red lettering that reads "50th Anniversary". Towards the middle and end of the front of the pennant, printed in bold, red, and with huge lettering, the text reads "BURLINGAME". The lettering in "BURLINGAME" are shaded in red on the front of the lettering, with the white on the side and inside of the lettering making it look more 3D.
Object Name Pennant
Collection 3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title 50th Burlingame High School Anniversary Pennant, 1973
Date 1973
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "1923-73 / 50th Anniversary" (printed in medium red bold lettering around the top and bottom of the red circle with the face of the panther in the middle on the front of the pennant)

"BURLINGAME" (Printed in bold, red, and with huge lettering towards the middle and end of the front of the pennant with the lettering shaded in red on the front and with the white on the side and inside of the lettering making it look more 3D)
Provenance Burlingame High School
Notes "To meet the needs of a growing population, Burlingame High School opened its doors to 350 students and 30 teachers in December, 1923 as a northern addition to crowded San Mateo High School. San Mateo was the district's only secondary institution at that time, housed in the present quarters of the Naval Reserve unit on Baldwin Avenue. Above the columned portico of the new northern structure an inscription read "San Mateo High School - Burlingame Branch". ...Dedicatory ceremonies were attended by a thousand citizens, happily congratulating themselves on the effects of the passage in 1921 of a $360,000 construction bond issue. Of that amount, one-sixth was spent for purchase of the land. It wasn't until 1927, when a similar bond issue was approved to build the present San Mateo High School, that Burlingame gained its separate identity…." [http://burlingamealumni.org/content.php?page=History 4/3/2017]
Dimensions H-29.5 W-11 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Burlingame
Burlingame High School
School
Schools
Schools - Burlingame - Burlingame High School
Subjects Anniversaries
Burlingame
Memorabilia
Schools