Framed fragment of Union flag from Fort Sumter

Object Number: 
1958.40b
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Textile, paper, cardboard, wood, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 16.5 x 12.4 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on paper containing relic: "The last[?] piece / Fort Sumter Flag" typewritten: on paper matted above relic: "Shred of the Union flag lowered at Fort / Sumpter[sic], South Carolina at the commence- / ment of the Civil War, April, 18
Description: 
Piece of the Union flag lowered at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, at the commencement of the Civil War; wrapped in white paper with inscription handwritten in pencil and matted below paper with typewritten inscription; gold-painted frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Eyre
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group