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Old and New Flags

Accession Number
2016/2.158

Title
Old and New Flags

Artist(s)
Joanne Leonard

Object Creation Date
2012

Medium & Support
inkjet print on paper

Dimensions
24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm);20 3/4 in x 31 in (52.71 cm x 78.74 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the artist

Subject matter
The text accompanying the image reads: November 18, 2012, news photo: American flags were being sewn at a roadside shop in Yangon, Myanmar, before President Obama's arrival, Gemuno Amarasingche, Associated Press. Book reproduction: Thirty-six-star flag, c. 1865, "Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States," Vincent Virga and curators, Library of Congress, Portland House, 1997. 

Physical Description
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring an image of the American flag. A newsclipping featuring a photo of a flag manufacturing company lies on the book across the open page.  

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Primary Object Type
color

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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