Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag

Kit Hinrichs, Author, Delphine Hirasuna, Joint Author, Gerard C. Wertkin, Foreword by
Kit Hinrichs, Author, Delphine Hirasuna, Joint Author, Gerard C. Wertkin, Foreword by Ten Speed Press $60 (223p) ISBN 978-1-58008-240-2
Reviewed on: 05/01/2001
Release date: 05/01/2001
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Over the last 224 years, the Stars and Stripes has been through endless permutations and representations. Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag presents 500 color illustrations of Old Glory, depicted on pencils, fans, Christmas ornaments, penknives, compacts, belt buckles and in modern art. Kit Hinrichs's 3,000-piece flag collection, photographed here by Terry Heffernan, forms the basis of the book (written with Delphine Hirasuna) and includes Hinrichs's great-great-great-aunt's 1865 banner. The introduction by Museum of American Folk Art director Gerard Wertkin provides historical context (Why do flags adorn public schools? When did the practice of a stripe for each state become unwieldy?) for the mesmerizing graphics. ( June)
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