Object ID
1998.17.2
Object Name
Flag
Date Created
before 1959
Measurements
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
Large American flag with 48 stars. The stars are in eight rows across and six rows down. The stars are made of thicker white fabric that has been sewn on on both sides. The flag is made of a thin fabric that can be seen through. There is a white edge to the flag with two holes lined in metal to hang the flag up. On the tag it reads "United Service Flag Co. N.Y.C."
Origin
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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Citation
Flag, before 1959, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11288. Accessed 03/06/21.