"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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bookmark
date made
after 1906
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
silk (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 5.5 cm x 4.8 cm; 2 3/16 in x 1 7/8 in
ID Number
2006.0098.0690
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0690
subject
Celluloid
Industry & Manufacturing
Flags
Christianity
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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