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1776-1876

1776-1876
Title
1776-1876
Date 
1876
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 5/8 x 46 1/4 in. ( 72.7 x 117.5 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1937.318
Marks 
printed: in the canton: "1776/ 1876"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group