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Handmade United States flag

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Description Large United States flag with thirty-six (36) stars made by the ladies of the Republican Club in Read's Landing, Minnesota. The village had no flag, and in order to display their support for the Union during the Civil War, the ladies of the Republican Club bought the fabric and made this flag. The ladies used two shades of red cloth because there was not enough of one shade in the town to complete the nearly 20 x 30 foot flag. The flag originally hung on a 110 foot flag pole. The flag later traveled around Minnesota, until it was again hung at Read's Landing in 1914. In 1915 the Read's Landing Association donated the flag.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 223 inches height
357 inches width
Nomenclature Flag
Creation Made by: Ladies of Read's Landing
Made by: Nunn, Mrs. Charles
Made by: Wilson, Mrs. Thomas B.
Made by: McMasters, Mrs. W. C.
Made by: Bullard, Mrs. Lorenzo
Made by: Trautmann, Mrs. Louis
Made by: Pauly, Mrs. James
Made by: Cassidy, Mrs. W. W.
Made by: Hornbogen, Mrs. Charles W.
Made in Reads Landing, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: Republican Club
Made in Reads Landing, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Reads Landing, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States
Used during Civil War
Flags & Banners. War Related. Civil War Era
Dates Creation: 1862
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
Civil War
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 4103.H566

User Comments

  • Joe Dick on January 16, 2016 01:56:13 PM

    The Wabasha County Historical Society would like to now if the flag would be loaned out and what we would have to do to barrow it.We are planning a Civil War reenactment for possible fall. Our museum is located in to out Reads Landing school. The plans are in the thinking stag right now.

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