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Catalog Number 1999.083
Description 48 Star United States Flag, c. 1890s. Flag is made of strips of fabric that are sewn together to create a striped pattern with red stripes on bottom and top edges. Upper right corner has blue section with 48 white stars printed on it.
Object Name Flag
Collection 3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title 48 Star United States Flag, c. 1890s
Date c. 1890s
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "4x6" (stamped in black on back lower left corner); also an illegible black stamp in black on back lower left corner.
Provenance U.S. History
USED IN MILLBRAE, CALIFORNIA
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." [http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-1912.html 3/1/2017]
Dimensions H-45 W-70 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Flags
Memorabilia
Patriotic
U.S. History
United States
Subjects Flags
Memorabilia