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Decorated flour sack banner
Decorated cotton cloth sack, originally a 49-lb. size sack of flour sent to Belgium during World War I. Bag is white with blue printing that reads, "BELGIAN / RELIEF / FLOUR / FROM / THE NORTHWESTERN / CONSOLIDATED MILLING CO. / MINNEAPOLIS / MINN.U.S.A." Letters have been embroidered over with satin stitches in various colors. Embroidery pattern is that of the U.S. flag, and there are two stamped or stenciled seals, one for the Comite National de secours et d'Alimentation (this was the Belgian National Committee for Aid and Nutrition). The other stamp is that of the (American) Commission for Relief in Belgium. The seams of the bag have been opened so that it lies flat as a single sheet.
Content Category: artifacts
30 inches length
16 inches width (folded in half)
Made by: Northwestern Consolidated Milling Co.
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Belgian National Committee for Aid and Nutrition
Commission for Relief in Belgium
Used during: World War I
Trade & Industry. Packaging. Milling
Content: 1914 - 1918
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
1987.108.1 (Accession Number)