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crossed american flags

I have to print the menu for a Thanksgiving Day dinner held in the Netherlands and am looking for a good quality print of two crossed American flags. Is there anybody out there in the USA who can help me with this. I’ve been trying on Google, but don’t find any of these old style illustrations. I didn’t find any in my type specimen either. Thanks in advance.

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I’m not around my old catalogs right now, but I think that the crossed-flag images usually had an American flag and then a different flag opposite it. Two of the same flag would be redundant. I could be wrong on that, I’ll try to look at some catalogs tonight.

Rick

Here’s a couple of options from the Morgan Press reprint of a James Conner’s Sons electrotype specimen book from 1885. The difference is in the number of stars.

Email me if you’d like a high res file of either or both.

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

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Tom, Rick and Dan:
The following is from:
United States Flag Etiquette, (C) 2006, Roger Hancock, www.PoetPatriot.com

When two or more U.S. flags are displayed together as across from each other, on CROSSED STAFFS, on multiple staffs or poles, or displayed in windows, there should be NO OTHER FLAG flown with them. The most prominent of the American flags should comply with the other established rules. When flown with any other ensigns on same or separate mounts, only ONE U.S. flag is to be displayed and then in accordance with proper flag etiquette.