Object ID
Object Name
Date Created
before 1959
144.9400200000 cm. W x 279.7175000000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Object Entities
Flag Co. N.Y.C., United (created by)
Tsaoussis, Frances (is related to)
Mallos, Nicholas (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
This is a large red, white and blue American flag with 48 stars.

The body of the flag is large, rectangular and consists of red and white horizontal stripes.  The fabric is light, and almost appears sheer.  In the upper left-hand corner of the body, a navy blue rectangle has been decorated with forty-eight stars.  The stars are made of a white fabric that is thicker than that of the body, and are attached to the navy background with stitching on both sides. The white stars are arranged in six rows with eight stars in each row. 

On the left outside edge of the flag, there is a band of white trim with two metal grommets on it for hanging. On the tag it reads "United Service Flag Co. N.Y.C."
The flag belonged to Nick J. Mallos (the father of the donor), who was a Private in the U. S. Army during World War I. Mallos was born in Langadia, Greece, December 6, 1888. He immigrated to America in 1912 arriving first in Virginia and eventually went to Louisville, KY where he was called to serve in the U.S. Army in May, 1918 when he was 33 years old. He was assigned as a cood in the 52nd Infantry serving in France. He was discharged on June 21, 1919.
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Flag, before 1959, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11288. Accessed 03/24/23.