Brigade Flags 1917-1918   Save
Brigade Flags 1917-1918
Description: This pennant shows the Brigade Colors of the 73rd Infantry Brigade, 37th Infantry Division. The blue swallowtail shaped flag measures 142 cm high by 158 cm wide. The white numbers, 73 and 37 are machine sewn applique. Ohio battle flags were on display at the Ohio Statehouse until the 1960s, when the state formed a committee to oversee the efforts to restore the fragile flags. Some of the battle flags were on display on the Plaza Level of the Ohio Historical Society from 1970 until 1989. For conservation reasons, the flags have been in storage since 1989. In the 1960s, the collection was photographed and commercial artist Robert Needham painted illustrations of many Civil War flags. Photographs of the flags and the paintings are now part of the society's archival collections View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02216
Subjects: Flags--Ohio; World War, 1914-1918; Military flags; Ceremonial artifact; Communication artifact
Places: Ohio