Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Department of West Virginia

Designating Flag, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Department of West Virginia

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Wool bunting pennant flag. White field with a blue border around all sides except for the hoist. In the center of the flag is an eagle, in flight, with an olive branch and three arrows in its talons. The eagle is painted in black pigment. White cotton hoist with no grommets. The inscription on the front of the hoist reads "2nd Brg 2nd Div Dept. of West Va." The inscription on the reverse reads "R.C. Toy 49.N.9th Phila."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flag, designating
date made
ca 1890-1897
maker
Robert C. Toy
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (heading material)
paint (eagle material)
Measurements
overall: 63 in x 45 in; 160.02 cm x 114.3 cm
ID Number
AF.25261J
catalog number
25261J
accession number
64127
subject
Flags
Civil War
Civil War
See more items in
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Flags
Designating Flags
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object