The flag

“Couple standing in front of a greenhouse,” ca. 1920, location and photographer unknown, via simpleinsomnia on flickr (under CC license).

2 thoughts on “The flag

  1. Oh my gosh, that flag is terrific. I see lots of UW initials and such in flowers here but I don’t think I’ve ever seen the flag. I’m kind of surprised it is not done more often. The picnic photo is charming too, but all I can think of is how much cooler we can all dress today.

    1. There’s one here from 1900 (from the Library of Congress). I think it’s one half of the display; there should be another flag on the other side of the sidewalk.

      The one here is nice because it’s not too big and overdone. Also the ground is a bit wavy where you would expect a flag to be.

      I know what you mean about those dresses at that picnic. No wonder many women of that time carried smelling salts.

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