80. American Collectors - MH de Young



The de Young Grouping derives from the flags deaccessed in the 1990s from the holdings of the M.H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA . When the museum formed from de Young’s personal collections was created it was the first true museum in San Francisco. It was an immediate success from its inception and has remained an integral component of the cultural life of San Francisco for over a century.

Michael Henry de Young,1849 -1925, was an American journalist and businessman who owned and published the San Francisco Chronicle. He used his wealth to further his eclectic tastes and accumulated a collection of immense variety, and such diverse objects such as sculptures, paintings, flags, polished tree slabs, paintings, objet d-art, jewelry, a door reputedly from Newgate Prison, bird eggs, handcuffs and thumbscrews, and a collection of knives and forks. As an international collector he was a rival of William Randolph Hearst who both sought to amass impressive collections of exotica for both public and private display.

As the premier repository in San Francisco, the de Young Museum came to house a number of important flags associated with early California history; the Palio Contradas, France, Europe, the American acquisition of the Philippines, and WWI.

 

76. American Collectors - Michael Henry "MH" de Young, 1880 - 1920s Grouping

 



19 RESULTS
Item Ref Item Name Sub-Collection
France Royal Banner - 18th Century. ZFC0415 France Royal Banner - 18th Century. de Young Museum
France flag, France Army cravat. ZFC0207 France flag, France Army cravat. de Young Museum
U.S. 35 Star National Flag. ZFC0215 U.S. 35 Star National Flag. de Young Museum
Austria/Italy - Tyrol Banner Flag 18th Century. ZFC0413 Austria/Italy - Tyrol Banner Flag 18th Century. de Young Museum
Germany Standard of the Empress Auguste Viktoria. ZFC0216 Germany Standard of the Empress Auguste Viktoria. de Young Museum
France - National Guard Color 15th Battalion. ZFC0417 France - National Guard Color 15th Battalion. de Young Museum
Staff companion for the French National Guard Flag ZFC1485 Staff companion for the French National Guard Flag de Young Museum
East African Flag Staff & Finial from ZFC0201 ZFC0375 East African Flag Staff & Finial from ZFC0201 de Young Museum
East African Flag - Abushiri Revolt of 1888 - 1889 ZFC0201 East African Flag - Abushiri Revolt of 1888 - 1889 de Young Museum
Flag pole for ZFC0413, Tyrol Banner ZFC1487 Flag pole for ZFC0413, Tyrol Banner de Young Museum
Iran (Persia) National Flag - 19th Century. ZFC0202 Iran (Persia) National Flag - 19th Century. de Young Museum
U.S. flag, 48 stars, classroom flag. ZFC0214 U.S. flag, 48 stars, classroom flag. de Young Museum
Ottoman Empire (Turkey) National Flag, 1914, WWI. ZFC0209 Ottoman Empire (Turkey) National Flag, 1914, WWI. de Young Museum
United States // 48 Star Flag / Classroom - Mounte ZFC0552 United States // 48 Star Flag / Classroom - Mounte Star Spangled Banner Flag House
U.S. flag, 48 stars, de Young Museum Flag. ZFC0220 U.S. flag, 48 stars, de Young Museum Flag. de Young Museum
U.S. flag, 48 stars, de Young Museum Flag. ZFC0219 U.S. flag, 48 stars, de Young Museum Flag. de Young Museum
U.S. 50 star flag, de Young Museum. ZFC0224 U.S. 50 star flag, de Young Museum. de Young Museum
U.S. national flag, 48 stars. ZFC0213 U.S. national flag, 48 stars. de Young Museum
Royal French Color flag (ZFC0415) Staff. ZFC1486 Royal French Color flag (ZFC0415) Staff. de Young Museum

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