Civil War Pennsylvania 53rd Regiment Pieced and Gilt-stenciled Silk American Flag, c. 1864, likely a camp flag, with a hand-stitched field composed of seven red and six white stripes, the central red stripe with the gilt inscription "53D. PA.," the blue canton ornamented with thirty-four gilt-stenciled stars, the inner sleeve reinforced with linen, Provenance: From Captain Archibald F. Jones, (b. January 7, 1824, d. March 8, 1879.
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This is a really cool website that includes factoids on history, relative size of continents, comparative info on countries and continents. It has easy visuals and a section for geography, map and travel questions. North America Map
Flag of the Brown Mountain Boys from west-central Stokes County. Part of the Second Battalion North Carolina Infantry, the Brown Mountain boys landed on Roanoke Island on the morning of February 8, 1862, just in time to become part of the Confederate surrender to Federal forces. The flag was taken and kept as a souvenir by a member of the Twenty-seventh Massachusetts until its purchase by the North Carolina Museum of History Associates, Inc. in 1987.
Rare Pattern Character Laden 32-Star American Flag Captured at 1st Bull Run by Thomas Cawood, Co. K, 3d Tennessee Infantry (Mounted) CSA. Cawood served with the 3d Tennessee until his discharge in 1864 and was present at 1st Bull Run. The flag is 43" on the hoist and 57" on the fly, constructed entirely by hand of cotton, exhibiting several different weaves. Thirty one 1¾" cotton stars with the large central star measuring 6" from tip to tip, the canton being 22½" x 24". (Continued in…
42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment C.S.A. - organized at Lynchburg, Va in June-July 1861 from ten companies drawn from seven counties in the south central and southwestern portions of the state. Lists date of organization for each company, as well as the county from which it was formed.
bag-of-dirt: A young Filipino Resistance fighter poses with a flag of the United States Army Forces in the Far East following the routing of Japanese occupying forces from her province. From 20 January 1945 to 15 August 1945, Tarlac was recaptured piece by piece by combined Filipino and American troops together with the recognized Filipino guerrilla fighters against the Japanese Imperial forces. Tarlac, Tarlac Province, Central Luzon, Philippines. August 1945.
The Australian Aboriginal Flag...is one of the official "Flags of Australia", and holds special legal and political status, but it is not the "Australian National Flag". It was designed in 1971 by Aboriginal artist Harold Thomas, who is descended from the Luritja people of Central Australia and holds intellectual property rights in the flag's design. The flag was originally designed for the land rights movement, and it became a symbol of the Aboriginal people of Australia.