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Political Banner with United States South Dakota Statehood Flag
ca. 1889
Unidentified
USA
Lithograph on silk
frame: 22 1/8 x 31 1/2 x 1 in.; textile: 15 x 24 1/2 x 1/16 in.
Gift of Robert A. Frank
2001.067.50

Political banner with United States South Dakota statehood flag; American flag with 39 stars; red, white and blue colors; label framed with flag reads in part "Dakota Statehood: 39 flag which was legal for only 3 seconds. During the act of signing statehood for North and South Dakota by Harrison, one flag maker gambled and lost in the printing of 39 stars as it was a question of whether both Dakotas would form one state..."; wooden frame with glass.



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