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[Ceremonial Artifact]

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Accession Number: 2003.10.59

Physical Description: Small commemorative silk American flag inscribed with black text. Federal-style flag featuring 13 alternating red and white stripes and a blue field in upper left corner. Forty-six white stars in field. Black text printed below blue field.

History of Object: This flag was part of the contents of a footlocker belonging to Claude Spurlock, who was born in Perry, Jefferson County, Kansas in 1877. He fought in the Spanish-American war with the Kansas 20th. He then was an instructor to the Filipinos and later worked for a meat-packing company in Kansas City. Spurlock was the uncle of the donor's husband.

Date: 1899

Dimensions (in cm): 18.80 (H) 30.00 (W)

Marks/Inscriptions: [printed below field] Reception to the Fighting 20th, Topeka Kas., Nov. 2, 1899 //

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Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Spurlock, Claude Henry, 1877-1953
    Business / Organization: United States. Army. Kansas Infantry Regiment, 20th (1898-1899)
    Use, Place of: Philippines
    Theme/topic: Topeka (Kan.)
    Event: Spanish-American War, 1898
    Theme/topic: Shawnee County (Kan.)

Status: Cataloged

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