Decorated flour sack banner

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Titles Decorated flour sack banner
Description 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 30 inches length
16 inches width (folded in half)
Nomenclature banner
Materials cotton (textile)
Creation Made by: Northwestern Consolidated Milling Co.
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Belgian National Committee for Aid and Nutrition
Commission for Relief in Belgium
Used during: World War I
United States
Trade & Industry. Packaging. Milling
Dates Content: 1914 - 1918
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1987.108.1 (Accession Number)

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