American flag on Amherst Town Common

Image

lov0406.jpg

Title

American flag on Amherst Town Common

Subject

American flag
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

View of the flag pole with waving American flag which was dedicated on the Town Common on July 4, 1899. Photograph probably taken from a building in Merchants' Row. Written in the Amherst Record of June 28, 1899, "For the first time in many years Amherst is to have a genuine old-fashioned 4th of July celebration. The occasion is the presentation to Edwin M. Stanton Grand Army post of a handsome and expensive flag and staff by George Cutler, Jr., and Leonard M. Hills. The staff will be planted on the common, facing Merchants' Row; it is constructed of steel, 100 feet in height, and is the only one of its kind in Massachusetts. The flag is of the best make, 10 x 20 feet in size."

Creator

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

1899

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

Is part of the John Lovell Photograph Collection. Jones Library Special Collections

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

LOV0406

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 5.5 in.

Condition

good

Citation

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903, “American flag on Amherst Town Common,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 13, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/493.