"Rally Day" souvenir

Description (Brief)
Die-cut piece from a sheet of celluloid, with silk cord attached. At center is an image of Revolutionary War soldiers, including George Washington. Two flags are gathered as bunting on either side. The flags are Christian "conquest flags." These consist of a white field with a red cross and a blue field with the slogan, "By this sign conquer," written in white.
The words "Rally Day" are written along the bottom. The term "rally day" was first used in 1906 to describe a celebration of George Washington's birthday.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
after 1906
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
silk (decoration material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 4.8 cm; 2 3/16 in x 1 7/8 in
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accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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