Found 84 articles matching Textiles, Clothing and Accessories category.
  • Feb 6 2008
  • 6 Feb 2008

Unique 37 star U.S. flag

The 37 star U.S. flag was created in 1867 for the admission of Nebraska as a state. It lasted until the admission of Colorado in 1876.

This flag, though, was quite unique. It was made using a patented resist-dye process on wool bunting. You can see the silk screen-like look in the stars in the closeup photos.

  • Feb 5 2008
  • 5 Feb 2008

British National Flag of World War II

There’s a mystery to this flag.

Here is what we do know. It is definitely the flag of Great Britain and that it is definitely of World War II vintage. It is truly a big flag measuring 50 x 70 inches or about 4′ to almost 6′. We know that it was made in Belgium and appears to be completely hand made using a standard home-based sewing machine, not a commercial one.

  • Feb 2 2008
  • 2 Feb 2008

Good Flag, Bad Flag: Five Ways to Design a Good Flag

There really is no such thing as a bad flag. Any time a community reaches out to symbolize their past, their achievements, and their people is a good thing. Still, there are ways for your community to be remembered more easily when it comes to your flag design.

So, here are five basic things to remember:

1. Keep it Simple: A flag should be so simple a child can draw it from memory…

  • Jan 28 2008
  • 28 Jan 2008

Are you wearing the real George W. Bush?

You look good. Very good. Crisp, white shirt with cobalt blue studs and cobalt blue, official presidential George W. Bush cuff links to match. Black tie and tux. Wonderful overcoat and cashmere scarf. Your new shoes shined to perfection. Limousine waiting. Your date is matching perfection. Ready to attend the President’s State of the Union speech?

  • Jan 24 2008
  • 24 Jan 2008

Flag of Iraq to Change

The Associated Press today announced that Iraq’s parliament voted to change the national flag of Iraq. The current national flag (on the top far left) consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white, and black with three green stars in the white stripe with the Takbir, the words ‘Allahu Akbar’ or ‘God is Great’, in green stylized Arabic calligraphy in between the stars.

  • Jan 18 2008
  • 18 Jan 2008

13 Star Flags: How to Identify an Authentic 18c One

The Flag Act of June 14, 1777 states “…that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field…” Nowhere does it say how the stars were to be arranged. That is why there are so many different ‘national’ standards of this period simply because the star pattern wasn’t regulated until about 1912 or so.

  • Jan 18 2008
  • 18 Jan 2008

Flags of Oz

Many generations have read the children’s book series “The Wizard of Oz” ever since L. Frank Baum published his first book in 1900. He wrote a total of 14 books for the series until his death in 1919 (his last book was published pothumously in 1920).

  • Jan 16 2008
  • 16 Jan 2008

Buckle Up, Soldier

Confederate belt buckles can be valued at thousands of dollars – a fact which has spurred an interesting pastime – digging for buckles. While record collectors refer to searching for valuable vinyl at stores or sales as “digging in the crates,” “digging for buckles” in the southern United States literally means grabbing a shovel and unearthing a specific part of, say Tennessee, for example.

  • Dec 27 2007
  • 27 Dec 2007

Flags of Political Parties

With the recent assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, any national funeral will feature the flag of the national party she headed. This great leader of independence for her country also featured flags of other political parties throughout Pakistan, both large and small.

  • Dec 27 2007
  • 27 Dec 2007

Flag Etiquette Around the World

The Flag Code of the United States is rather precise when it comes to dealing respectfully with the flag of the United States.