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Catalog Number 0001.416.002
Description American Flag from Belmont School, May 30, 1899. Strips of red and white cotton linen fabric that have been sewn together to create a striped pattern with red stripes on top and bottom edges. Blue linen square sewn in upper left corner with 45 white stars sewn onto each side. Stars are arranged in 6 rows and the 1st, 3rd and 5th rows are indented slightly more. Left edge has a metal grommet in each corner and the linen has been reinforced/is a heavier weight. On back of that edge, near upper corner, is handwriting that reads, "Belmont School / May 30, '99 / Sierra Hall" in black ink. Right side is hemmed. Looks to be machine sewn.
Object Name Flag
Collection 3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title American Flag from Belmont School, May 30, 1899.
Date May 30, 1899
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "Belmont School / May 30, '99 / Sierra Hall" (in black ink along back edge); "1416-2" (in black ink along front edge)
Notes "The 45-Star Flag: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1896. A star was added for the admission of Utah on January 4th, 1896, and was to last for 12 years. The Presidents to serve under this flag were Grover Cleveland (1893-1897), William McKinley (1897-1901),and Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)." [ 3/1/2017]
Dimensions H-54 W-93 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Belmont
Belmont School
United States
Subjects Flags