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"Don't Tread On Me"

"Don't Tread On Me"
Title
"Don't Tread On Me"
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Charles M. Lefferts Collection
Object Number 
INV.12269f
Marks 
printed: center: "DON'T TREAD ON ME"
Gallery Label 
The "Don't Tread on Me" flags were the ensigns Southern States from 1776 to 1777.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group