The Service Banner
United States Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the Fifth Ohio Infantry was proud of his two sons. They, like him, were serving in the military during World War I, most likely overseas. To honor their commitment in service, he designed a simple small banner in 1917 that showed two blue stars on a white background and displayed it at home.
This Week In Geek 02/06
Welcome back to another edition of This Week In Geek. It’s the day after Super-Fat-Tuesday, the Superbowl Champion Giants have returned home, Barrack and Hillary are both trying to figure out who won yesterday and women of questionable character everywhere are desperately searching the internet for their own topless Margi Gras photos before their bosses and boyfriends find them.
Barbie™ ~ Looking Good at “49” !
Barbie™ gives a new meaning to the saying’ “You’ve come a long way baby.” 2008 marks 49 years since her first public showing at the New York Toy Fair. The Barbie™ doll has delighted children and collectors for many years. There are young and old Barbie™ fans not just in our country, but all over the world. So who is responsible for such an infamous doll?
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.
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.
Magna Carta For Sale
Recently, a historical document made big news when it surpassed all estimates at auction. Sotheby’s conducted the sale of the sole, privately owned copy of […]
Political Cartoons of Clifford Berryman
Sometimes you’re remembered for only one thing even though you’ve done so much more. We know Clifford Berryman as having created a bear named for President Theodore Roosevelt. Yep, the teddy bear.
Living Glory, Collecting Pain
Injuries are a part of any professional player’s day. Much has been made of the injuries to quarterback Tom Brady before Super Bowl XLII on […]
Like many successful businesses, one of the most prominent late 19th and early 20th century ceramics and pottery companies was created from a hobby.
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…