Flag

Object Number: 
INV.11423a
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/2 x 61 in. ( 92.7 x 154.9 cm )
Description: 
Wool machine sewn reproduction Bunker Hill flag; red field with a white canton bearing a green block-printed pine tree.
Gallery Label: 
No original flag survives from the Revolutionary battle of Bunker Hill. This reproduction of the John Trumbull version, after his painting of 1785-6, is based on the Massachussetts ensign. Although, it has been debated whether there was a flag flown on the hill at all. Current historians do not believe there was one, but Trumbull himself witnessed the battle, so it is possible that a flag of this type was flown or carried by a Massachussetts regiment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group