|Massive 48 star US ensign laid out in front of Skipjack Nautical Wares.|
|A view above the flag. Magnificent!|
I continued and asked him how large was the flag and the condition....obviously way to big to unfold and inspect in it's current location. He responded, "Well, it's about 20 feet by 30 feet or thereabouts and is definitely worn. To big for anyone to hang on their walls".
After not much consideration, Alison paid them for it and I hauled it out to our car. Damn heavy; that's a lot of flag to carry and a lot of history too!
|Alison measures the height of the flag.|
|The sewn on tag by Annin & Co., New York.|
|Folding up the flag for safe storage.|
|A 1926 advertisement fot Annin & Co., New York.|
|USS Iowa commissioning ceremony. The flag is similar to the one in this blog.|
Here is the link on Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Galleries page on our webstore. We will also consider donating it to the right foundation or museum if the right opportunity arrives. We have also included here a link to the Zaricor flag collection, a national treasure presentation of American ensigns, jacks, flags & pennants.