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Object ID 1938.007.001
Object Name Banner
Collection Commemoratives/Souvenirs
Credit line Gift of Christopher L. Ward
Date 1938
Description Tan nylon banner commemorating the Delaware Tercentenary of 1938. The square banner is trimmed along the bottom edge with a 2" yellow nylon twisted rope fringe. The top edge is affixed with brass tacks to a 40" long wooden rod with gold finials. The banner hangs from a yellow nylon twisted cord that has tassels at each end. The tassels hang down 22" on either side of the banner. The banner has a yellow central image of the Kalmar Nyckel that is surrounded by an image of three crowns and text: "1638 / 1938 / Kalmar Nyckel / Tercentenary / of Delaware."
Dimensions W-40 L-37 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions; banner is 36" x 35" (including fringe)
Provenance The donor, Christopher L. Ward (1868-1943), was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Delaware Tercentenary Commission.
Subjects Commemoration
Souvenirs
Anniversaries
Celebrations
Textiles
Banners
People Ward, Christopher
Search Terms New Sweden
Tercentenary Celebration
300th Anniversary
Celebrations
Anniversaries
Twentieth Century
Banners
Kalmar Nyckel
Material Nylon; wood rod
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Event 300th Anniversary of the Swedish landing in Delaware