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Object Name Scrapbook
Catalog Number 0985.11.00192
Description Scrapbook: Homemade scrapbook on flags (mostly Confederate flags), containing text and miniature needlepoint flags. Brown leather cover, embossed with a lion carring a sword in a central medallion surmounted by a knight's helmet and other decorative elements. Two bookplates pasted inside on first page; the first one regarding donation to museum; the second one inscribed, "To Mary Gamble and Edward to enjoy in after years. 1934. Colonel Nelie F. Manire, 2075 Hallwood Drive, Memphis, Tennessee". Page three contains a needlepoint US National flag and explanatory text regarding the flag pattern. Page five contains a needlepoint Tennessee state flag, with poem by John Trotwood Moore. Pages seven through eleven contain text titled, "The Causes That Lead to War Between the States," by C. A. De Saussure, Past Commander-in-Chief, United Confederate Veteran Association, 1934. Pages thirteen through twenty-six are the stapled published booklet, "The Service of the Confederate Flags," by M. Jemison Chestney, 1926. Page fifteen contains introduction and conclusion text. Page sixteen contains a needlepoint First National flag, with history of pattern. Page seventeen contains a needlepoint Army of Tennessee flag (called The Battle Flag in the text, and discussed as the Army of Northern Virginia flag), with history of pattern, which continues onto page eighteen. Page nineteen contains needlepoint Second National flag, with history of pattern, which continues onto page twenty. Page twenty-one contains a needlepoint Third National flag, with history of pattern, which continues onto page twenty-two. Page twenty-three contains needlepoint Bonnie Blue flag, with history of pattern, which continues onto page twenty-four. Pages twenty-five through twenty-six contain text on "Directions for Stating" and "Diagrams for Histories and Tableau".
Dimensions W-7 L-8.75 inches
Provenance "Book on the Confederate flags illustrated with miniature handmade flags." (accession ledger)