Battle Colors of the 191st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion of 37th Infantry   Save
Battle Colors of the 191st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion of 37th Infantry
Description: Guidon of the 191st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion of the 37th Infantry Division composed of two triangles pieced together on a descending diagonal. The top triangle is red with the text "191" appliqued in gold. The bottom triangle is gold with the text "AAA" appliqued in red. Its gold fringe is 5 cm long with self-plied loops. 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: AL02293
Subjects: Ceremonial artifact; Communication artifact; Military flags; Flags--Ohio; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army. Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion, 191st; United States. Army. Infantry Division, 37th; Guidon; Textile--silk;
Places: Ohio