Framed fragment of flag flown during inauguaration of George Washington

Object Number: 
1925.125
Date: 
1789
Medium: 
Silk, paint
Dimensions: 
fragment: 4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 9.5 cm ) overall, with frame: 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 27.3 x 22.2 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of silk flag flown during inauguration of George Washington in 1789; silk fabric with gold, blue, gray and red painted decoration; painted lettering "PRE..." (President).
Gallery Label: 
This fragment is from a flag flown during George Washington's inauguration as first President of the U.S. on April 30, 1789 at Federal Hall in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group