Flag: 36 Star American Flag
Wool, cotton, metal grommets
Overall: 95 x 156 in. ( 241.3 x 396.2 cm )
Wool machine-sewn U.S. flag with thirty-six cotton hand sewn stars in the canton; thirteen red and white stripes; white cotton hoist with metal grommets along its length.
This flag was hung from the front window of 17 East 22nd Street, the residence of John Austin Stevens, Sr., President of the Bank of Commerce during the Civil War. It was flown at half mast and the house draped in mourning when President Lincoln's funeral procession passed through New York.
Gift of Mary Morris and Abby Weld Stevens
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