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[Ceremonial Artifact]

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Accession Number: 2001.79.1

Physical Description: White rectangular shaped banner. Sewn sleeve at top. Frayed bottom edge. Cut blue and red paper stars adhered to upper portion, front and back of banner. Small metallic colored star stickers adhered around paper stars. Large painted blue and red lettering below stars. Below lettering in bottom portion are twenty-two painted handprints with the name of individual handwritten in marker nearby.

History of Object: Nancy Lonergan's 4th grade class at McCarter Elementary School made this patriotic banner. The banner was used to lead a Halloween parade. It was related to a School policy that banned traditional costumes in favor of patriotic themed costumes in reaction to the events of September 11, 2001.

Date: 2001

Dimensions (in cm): 103.00 (H) 163.60 (W)

Marks/Inscriptions: [red & blue lettering] Proud to Be American / [blue ink] Dylon / Brady / Lexi / Amy / [red ink] Xavier / Mike / Kay / Samantha / Caleb / [blue ink] Jonathan / Miss. Trollope / Jaimie / Shakeya / Brad / Tyler / [red ink] Shelby / Mrs. Lonergan / Jenna / Andrew / Rebecca / Alex ||

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Shawnee County (Kan.)
    Origin, Place of: Topeka (Kan.)
    Theme/topic: Patriotism
    Event: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
    Theme/topic: Terrorism
    Theme/topic: Halloween
    Business / Organization: McCarter Elementary School (Topeka, Kan.)

Status: Cataloged

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