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Object Name FLAG
Catalog Number 0985.06.00126
Description Pattern: Miniature First National flag; silk.
Stars: Eleven gold metallic, 5-pointed.
Border: 1/4 inch blue edge on hoist border.
Attachment: Sleeve.
Unit Designation: None.
Battle Honors: None.
Material textile (silk); metal
Dimensions H-12 W-18 inches
Owned Hannah Hanna [Mrs. Robert Nelson Hanna]; John Wilkes Booth
Provenance Miniature flag. Given to Mrs. Robert Nelson Hanna (Hannah Hanna) of Bel Air, Maryland, by John Wilkes Booth during the war. Booth was born and raised in Bel Air; the Hanna family owned/operated a hotel in Bel Air. An 1880 newspaper article quotes "the landlord of the old hotel in Bel Air,", and mentions that Booth "stayed there several weeks in 1861," where he played with the landlord's children on the front lawn.
People Hanna, Hannah [Mrs. Robert Nelson]
Booth, John Wilkes
Subjects women