Flag: 13 Star US Flag
Date: 1870s (possibly Centennial)
Size: 33.5"x 70" (85.1cm x 177.8cm)
Materials: Wool field and stripes. Stars are linen.
Header: Cotton with brass grommets.
Stitching: Machine sewn field and stripes. Hand sewn stars.
Condition: Very good. Has a few small holes and some contemporary repairs.
Markings: "Mutch" or "Murch" on both sides; "6x3"; also has another undistinguishable inscription.
Notes: Stars point in different directions. Probably US Navy Small Boat Flag. Examined by Howard Madaus who assessed the date based on type of grommets and size.
This flag was sold 12/13/1999 to Thomas C. Anderson, Inc. of New York City, NY, USA.
(obverse inscription detail)
(reverse inscription detail)
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