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Origin of the Stars and Stripes

GC002.02.073 (RS129844)

Description

A commemorative print presented to visitors at the Foreign Exhibition in Boston in 1883. It tells the history of the flag and of George Washington. It is a lithograph done in a few tones and with gold leaf.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
ca. 1883
Physical Description
1 lithograph
Dimensions
21.75x 28(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: 73OVR
GUSN
199051
Reference Code
GC002.02.073

Record details

Originator
Root & Tinker (Lithographer)
Other People
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Descriptive Terms
commemorations (events)
exhibitions (events)
flags
presidents
Material Type
lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
American Flag
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 71-80
Physical Access Restrictions
Excellent

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