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|Exhibition Copy||Exhibition History - Private Showing
Night of Flags
In celebration of
George Washington's Birthday
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in California
Patriotic Services Committee
James Ferrigan, Curator, Flag Center
Ben Zaricor, Director, Flag Center
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Octagon House, San Francisco
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This was a power point slide presentation on the period 13 star flag and Presidential flags in the Flag Center/Zaricor Flag Collection and comments by Ben Zaricor wherein the image of this flag was displayed.
University of California - Santa Cruz
Board of Councilors Meeting, 7 June 2012
Rare Flags Exhibit
Santa Cruz, CA, June 7, 2012: The Zaricor Flag Collection exhibited 34 flags and artifacts at the University of California Santa Cruz Campus for the Board of Councilors Meeting.
U.S. Presidential Color,
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Date: circa 1936
Media: Hand embroidered silk, with silver and gold bullion twisted wire fringe.
Comment: This gold and silver fringed model 1916 US Presidential Flag was
used in the White House by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose use was
longer than any other president, and is often associated with his administrations.
The design was created when President Woodrow Wilson signed Executive
Order 2390 on 29 May 1916, that established the first exclusive presidential flag.
This pattern came after a succession of different designs, which both the US Navy
and US Army had promulgated and used for their own purposes. The President
as Commander-in-Chief now had a single design. In 1945 this pattern was
altered, when it was redesigned to give the president more stars at a time when
some admirals and generals flags had more stars than the President's. The eagle
was made to face the olive branches, which symbolize the power of peace. The
four corner stars were dropped and a single ring of stars that changed with the
admission of more states. This remains the design for the modern US Presidential
flag we see today.
This flag was handloom embroidered, with silk yarns, by skilled
embroideresses, at the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, the nation's official
supplier of Presidential colors and flags. Silken colors like this one would also
have been used to indicate the President's office as both the Chief Executive and
the Commander-in-Chief of the United States.
Provenance: Acquired at auction by the Zaricor Flag Collection (ZFC2502) in
2006 from the Cowan's Auctions, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio. www.FlagCollection.com