"Don't Tread On Me"

Object Number: 
INV.12269f
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Silk, wood
Dimensions: 
flag: 4 x 6 in. ( 10.2 x 15.2 cm ) flagstaff: 11 x 1/4 in. ( 27.9 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "DON'T TREAD ON ME"
Description: 
Silk printed white flag with a coiled rattlesnake in the center; inscribed below: "DONT TREAD ON ME"; nailed to a black wood pole with a gold painted finial.
Gallery Label: 
The "Don't Tread on Me" flags were the ensigns of the Southern States from 1776 to 1777.
Credit Line: 
Charles M. Lefferts Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group