Viewing Record 6223 of 12427
Previous Record  Next Record
Switch Views: Lightbox | Image List | List

Welcome to the archived version of the MIT Museum's online collections portal! This site was used to test features and content for the newly redesigned MIT Museum Collections site, which has now launched with over 106,000 objects. Please use the new MIT Museum Collections site for further research and discovery. Webmuseum.mit.edu remains online during the transition period but will not receive new updates or content.

Private Signals of the Merchants of New York

Major collection: Hart Nautical
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
Classification: flags

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.