Flag Holder

  • Unidentified, Flag Holder, 19th century, wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.80

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Artists often decorate flag holders with patriotic symbols and colors. In this piece, made in the nineteenth century, the artist painted three stars around two crossed American flags. The flag on the right has twenty-one stars, while the other has twenty-two. This may symbolize the twenty-first and twenty-second states, Illinois and Alabama, who joined the Union in 1818 and 1819.

Title
Flag Holder
Artists
Date
19th century
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
20 7/8 x 14 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (53.0 x 36.2 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

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Keywords
  • Object – other – flag
Object Number
1986.65.80
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