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1776-1876

Object Number: 
1937.318
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 5/8 x 46 1/4 in. ( 72.7 x 117.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in the canton: "1776/ 1876"
Description: 
Printed cotton Centennial U.S. flag with "1776/ 1876" indicated by seventy-six (thiry-eight each) white stars in a blue canton; thirteen red and white stripes; white cotton hoist with three cotton ties at the ends and in the center.
Gallery Label: 
This flag was made for the Centennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1876. Both the "1776" and "1876" are made of 38 stars, the number officially valid for U.S. flags at the time of the celebration.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group