Wool, linen, jute rope, wooden button
Overall: 21 1/2 x 63 in. ( 54.6 x 160 cm )
Red wool pennant with a linen hoist strung through with a jute rope; rope ends in a wooden button.
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
printed: on hoist: "MEAL/ U.S.S. KEARSARGE"
This pennant was used on the U.S.S. Kearsarge, which fought the Confederate ship "Alabama," to signal meal times.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.