pennant, Norwegian national flag
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

pennant, Norwegian national flag

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 10441

ACCESSION DATE

11/24/1987

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Norwegian national flag pennant dedicated to U.S. Army Corporal (CPL) Harold Dean Housker. The artifact was left at The Wall along with an associated handwritten note (VIVE (10442)) by Ann Isenberg between October - November 1987.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

NORWEGIAN NATIONAL FLAG PENNANT DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY CORPORAL (CPL) HAROLD DEAN HOUSKER. THE OBJECT IS COMPRISED OF RED, WHITE, AND BLUE POLYESTER-BLEND AND/OR NYLON [?] FABRIC WITH A TRIANGULARLY SHAPED, RED FIELD OR GROUND CHARGED WITH A WHITE CROSS OVERLAID WITH A BLUE CROSS. THE UPPER WHITE HOIST EDGE IS FITTED WITH A LENGTH OF KNOTTED, RED CORD FOR HANGING/DISPLAY OF THE PENNANT. AT THE UPPER, PROPER LEFT HAND CORNERS OF THE OBVERSE & REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES OF THE PENNANT THE PHRASE, "NORGE" IS SCREENED IN BLACK, BLOCK SCRIPT. AT THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNERS OF THE OBVERSE & REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES OF THE PENNANT THE COAT OF ARMS OF NORWAY (I.E. A RED, NORMAN-STYLE SHIELD CHARGED WITH AN UPRIGHT & CROWNED GOLD LION RAMPANT HOLDING AN AXE, ALL SURMOUNTED BY THE ROYAL CROWN OF NORWAY) IS SCREENED IN GOLD, WHITE, BLACK, & RED. OFFICIALLY ADOPTED ON JULY 17, 1821, THE RED, WHITE, & BLUE COLORS OF THE FLAG OF NORWAY ARE REPUTED TO HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED BY THE FRENCH TRICOLORE, THE UNITED KINGDOM'S UNION JACK, AND THE AMERICAN FLAG AND ARE SYMBOLIC OF LIBERTY. THE RED GROUND AND OFF-CENTERED WHITE SCANDINAVIAN (OR "NORDIC") CROSS ARE DERIVED FROM THE DANISH NATIONAL FLAG, WHILE THE BLUE CROSS REPRESENTS THE CROSS OF SWEDEN. THE COAT OF ARMS OF NORWAY DATES FROM THE MIDDLE AGES AND IS AMONG THE OLDEST IN ALL OF EUROPE. THE COAT OF ARMS ORIGINATED AS A PERSONAL COAT OF ARMS FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND WAS OFFICIALLY APPROVED IN ITS CURRENT FORM BY THE KING OF NORWAY ON MAY 20, 1992. (SOURCE(S): WORLD ATLAS, NORWAY FLAG AND DESCRIPTION- HTTPS://WWW.WORLDATLAS.COM/ / ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, FLAG OF NORWAY- HTTPS://WWW.BRITANNICA.COM/TOPIC/FLAG-OF-NORWAY / WORLD ATLAS, NORWAY COAT OF ARMS- HTTPS://WWW.WORLDATLAS.COM/) THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (10442).

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00046

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the screened inscription upon the upper, proper left-hand corners of the obverse & reverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: "NORGE"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 12.8g
Item Length: 26.0cm
Item Width: 15.0cm