Flag: 57 × 73 1/2 in. (144.8 × 186.7 cm)
Frame: 62 5/16 × 78 5/16 × 1 1/2 in. (158.3 × 198.9 × 3.8 cm)
painted: in a banner in the cartouche: "EXCELSIOR"
painted: above the cartouche: "39th REG'T N. Y. S. V. V."
painted: below the cartouche: "Presented/ by the City of/ New York"
Blue silk flag of the 39th Regiment New York State Veteran Volunteers painted with the New York State seal in a gold cartouche in the center; shield in center of the cartouche has half New York State seal with a sun rising over the mountains and the Hudson river, and half U.S. shield with twelve stars in a blue canton over thirteen red and white vertical stripes; shield between personifications of Justice blindfolded with a sword and America with a liberty pole and red, white and blue liberty cap; banner below the shield inscribed, "EXCELSIOR" in roman letters; spread American bald eagle on a demi-globe above; painted red banner above the cartouche inscribed, "39th REG'T N. Y. S. V. V." in gold letters; painted white banner below the cartouche inscribed, "Presented/ by the City of/ New York" in gold letters; gold fringe around the fly; narrow hoist with tack holes. Reverse painted with seal of the City of New York.
Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, V
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