Flag of the Freer Gallery of Art

ID: 71-1888 CN

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1971

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 66, Folder 1

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In preparation for the celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of James Smithson, in 1965 a new Smithsonian flag was designed. Banners were also designed for all Smithsonian bureaus. The thirteen individual banners were all similar except for the design of the canton in the upper left corner. All have a blue field with gold fringe on the upper, lower, and right sides. In the center is a gold sun burst with 16 alternating straight and wavy rays. For the Freer Gallery of Art, the yellow canton contains an Asian graphic character in blue.


  • Bicentennial Celebration Commemorating the Birth of James Smithson 1965
  • Freer Gallery of Art


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 66, Folder 1

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71-1888 CN

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Color: Color; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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