American Flag with 34 Stars

Object Number: 
1938.54
Date: 
1793
Dimensions: 
Overall: 59 x 117 in. ( 149.9 x 297.2 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on hoist: "ALEX .L. McALISTER"
Description: 
Cotton U.S. flag with thirty-four stars, originally thirty-two, in a printed blue canton (four rows of eight stars, two sewn on later); red and white stripes; white hoist with metal grommets at each end; hoist inscribed: "ALEX .L. McALISTER" in brown ink.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group