Brigade colors of the 166th Infantry Brigade, 83rd Infantry Division   Save
Ohio Battle Flag Audiovisual Collection
Description: This blue swallowtail pennant show the Brigade Colors of the 166th Infantry Brigade, 83rd Infantry Division of World War I. The cotton white numbers, 166 and 83 are machine appliqued onto the wool pennant. It is 125 cm high. 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: AL02251
Subjects: Ceremonial artifact; Communication artifact; Military flags; Flags--Ohio; World War, 1914-1918; Textile--wool;
Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)