|UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY PENNANT WITH "BILL THE GOAT" MASCOT AND WHIMSICAL LETTERING, CA 1910-1920's
|Frame Size (H x L):||18.25" x 37.25"|
|Flag Size (H x L):||10.25" x 26.25"|
|Triangular pennant, made for the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Printed in golden yellow on a ground of Navy blue, the graphics consist of a charging "Bill the Goat" mascot, wearing a saddle blanket, beneath an arched slogan of "Get Them Goat." The word "Navy" is emblazoned on the blanket, then repeated in the remainder of the field in a whimsical variant of Old English lettering that features prominent rams-horn returns.
Made sometime between 1910 and the 1920's, there is a binding of matching golden yellow along the hoist, with two sets of Navy blue felt ties.
Mounting: The banner was mounted and framed within our own conservation department, which is led by expert staff. We take great care in the mounting and preservation of flags and have framed thousands of examples.
The background is 100% natural hemp fabric or a hemp and cotton blend, ivory in color. The two-part frame consists of a step-down profile molding, nearly black with red undertones and highlights, to which a flat profile molding with a gilded surface was added as a liner. The glazing is U.V. protective plexiglass.
Condition: There is a tiny hole in the "Y" and there is a tear in the tip of the fly end, with associated loss. There is minor, attractive wear and fading elsewhere throughout.
|Collector Level:||Beginners and Holiday Gift Giving|
|Earliest Date of Origin:||1910|
|Latest Date of Origin:||1920's|
|War Association:||WW 1|