Fw: Photo of Roosevelt Naval Flag
- Presidential standards were kept at various Navy bases for use as appropriate. Thus there were several (how many???) presidential Navy standards for TR's administration.One of these flags, as we know, is now on board the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT. We were offered another for sale not long ago.But I thought you would be interested in seeing the photo of this item.John GableFrom: Captjhw@...To: tra_gable@...Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 12:28 PMSubject: Roosevelt Naval StandardSpanish Main Antiques
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April 21, 2003
Enclosed please find photo of Presidential Naval Standard #1 of President Theodore Roosevelt.
This 10.6 x 16 foot flag bears a distinctive Presidential seal over a blue background and a legend on canvas edging which reads "Presidential Standard No. 1 New York Naval Yard Sep. 1902". The flag was passed down through a prominent New England Naval family. A photograph found in the Roosevelt Collection in the Houghton Library at Harvard University shows the flag flying on Theodore Roosevelt's Naval Cutter as he travels to the battleships of the Great White Fleet. This flag was then transferred to his Flag Ship the USS Connecticut where it flew whenever the President was on board It was under this flag that the United States transformed itself under the direction to Theodore Roosevelt into a significant imperial power. Its authenticity has been verified by The Flag Research Center, Winchester, Massachusetts.
If you are interested in purchasing, please contact me at (772) 388-1382.
Capt. Jon Wilson Home: (772) 388-1382
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