French Masthead Pennant, L'Insurgente - Quasi-War with France 1798-1800
This French masthead was taken by the USS Constitution during the Quasi-War fought with the France Republic. A masthead pennant is the distinguishing mark of a nation's warship.
France - National Guard Color 15th Battalion, 1870.
Its inscriptions and distinctive finial can identify this flag, from the De Young Museum. Following the defeat of the French Army in the 1870 war with Prussia and the creation of the radical Commune in Paris, the regular Army was replaced by a National Guard.
French National Flag - Captain Paul Boynton.
The Tricolor of France is one of the best-known and most inspirational national flags in history. The three colors combined came to be associated with liberty during the French Revolution on clothing, banners, chinaware, printed material, and in flags.
National Flag of France formerly flown over the Eiffel Tower.
According to its documentation, this flag flew on the Eiffel tower and was a gift to Calvin Bullock from his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bullock. Born Marie Leóntine Graves from American parents in Paris, she married Calvin Bullock's son Hugh in 1933 after completing her education.
A French ensign from the famous WWII battleship 'Richelieu'.
A French ensign from the famous WWII battleship 'Richelieu', presented to Calvin Bullock by the Chief of the French Naval Mission in 1943 as the battleship underwent refitting at Brooklyn Navy Yard.
France, Ensign, FNFL Aconite WWII, Sank 2 German U-Boats on same day, 1943
This flag was from the WWII French corvette 'Aconite': "This brave little ship became famous by ramming two German submarines to death in a single afternoon." The event is considered the Aconite's Finest Hour and is celebrated in France.
A rare and perilously home-produced flag of the Vichy France resistance movement
During the occupation, in 1944 a patriotic Frenchwoman crocheted this flag at great personal peril. After liberation the flag was framed and preserved.
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