Flag

Object Number: 
INV.11425a
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 40 x 61 in. ( 101.6 x 154.9 cm )
Marks: 
sewn: above image: "DON'T TREAD ON ME"
Description: 
Reproduction machine sewn wool ensign of the South Carolina Navy with thirteen red and navy stripes with a white cotton rattlesnake in the center; blue cotton inscription above, "DONT TREAD ON ME".
Gallery Label: 
This ceremonial reproduction of a Revolutionary War South Carolina Naval ensign is based on a non-extant original. The design of the flag is derived from a mezzotint of "Commodore Hopkins, Commander-in-Chief of the American Fleet," by Thomas Hart, 1776.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group