Grand Union Flag, 1876

A commemoration of the American Centennial

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by Jenny Cobb, Associate Curator

Also known as the Continental Colours or Great Union Flag, this flag was made in 1876 to commemorate the American Centennial. The Grand Union was used in the early stages of the American Revolution. Many replicas were made that year in an outpouring of patriotic fervor, including one that flew over Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4, 1876.

This flag was on view September 30, 2016 through January 16, 2017 as part of American Flags, the first Bullock Museum exhibition to explore the transformation of the many variations of the red, white, and blue into the flag of today.

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Grand Union Flag, 1876 Artifact from Austin
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