© Brian Jones 2010
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date : 2010
size : 30½” x 23¼”
medium : oil
notes : AKA ‘The Great Union Flag’, the ‘Congress Flag’ and the ‘Cambridge Flag’, this flag was raised in 1776 by general George Washington, as the banner to rally American patriots in their struggle for independence from Britain.
comment : “I read somewhere that at the Boston Tea Party (1773), one of these flags was taken from an East India Company ship. The above flag was identical to that of the aforementioned flag, which the company had been using since 1707. It's interesting to know that during the American war of independence, both sides were flying flags incorporating the first British Union flag.”
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