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Photograph

University Service Flag

University Service Flag | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The large service flag that honored all University of Wisconsin students who served during World War I on display in the Reading Room. The students themselves created the flag which consisted of 1,750 blue stenciled stars, each embroidered with the name of an individual. It was first displayed in Bascom Hall on Decoration Day, 1918. The flag was then taken down and displayed in the Historical Society Library, then also the Library of the University.
DESCRIPTION
The large service flag that honored all University of Wisconsin students who served during World War I on display in the Reading Room. The students themselves created the flag which consisted of 1,750 blue stenciled stars, each embroidered with the name of an individual. It was first displayed in Bascom Hall on Decoration Day, 1918. The flag was then taken down and displayed in the Historical Society Library, then also the Library of the University.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:72204
Creation Date: 1918
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:State Historical Society of Wisconsin : State Historical Society of Wisconsin photographs, 1880-1993, 1998, 2000, 2006-2008
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 5072 Box 4
Original Dimensions:2.25 x 3.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Architectural details
Ceilings
Library buildings
Lighting, architectural and decorative
Seating (Furniture)
Libraries
University of Wisconsin
World War, 1914-1918
Indoor photography
Flags
Patriotism

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