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Object ID 1955.016.003
Object Name Banner
Collection Textiles
Credit line DHS Purchase
Date 1932
Makers mark There is a very worn label for Batfast colors sewn into the hoist seam.
Description Machine-stitched, navy blue canvas hanging banner commemorating the 100th anniversary of the granting of a corporate charter to the borough of Wilmington by the Delaware State Legislature. The banner has a 1" wide white canvas hoist and two brass grommets at each corner on the top edge. "3 x 5" is stamped in black near one of the hoist corners on one side. The banner has painted text and images that are the same on both sides. The central image consists of a 22" diameter Wilmington city seal in red, yellow, and white surrounded by painted yellow text: "The First City / of the / First State / Wilmington / Welcomes You / 1832 1932."

Dimensions W-35 L-59 inches
Provenance This celebration took place in Wilmington from May 15 - 21, 1932.
Subjects Anniversaries
Celebrations
Banners
Cities & towns
Textiles
Search Terms Celebrations
Anniversaries
Banners
Wilmington City Centennial
Twentieth Century
Textiles
Material Canvas
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Event 100th Anniversary of the Wilmington city charter