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Private Signals of the Merchants of New York
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Gray, John; Morgan, W. P.
Place made: United States, New York, New York
Date made: 1839
Materials: ink; paper; board
Measurements: 16 3/4 in x 21 1/4 in
Nomenclature: merchant; American
A hand-colored lithograph of various House Flags flown on New York clipper ships in the 19th century within a double-tiered, geometric chain border. The flags are organized in a grid of 11 flags across and 6 flags down, for a total of 66 flags. In the 1920s, the image was reprinted and sold by James D. Morgan & Co., No. 3 Broad street, Blank Book Manufacturers and Stationers.