Thursday, August 11, 2016

What's Missing? (Indiana State Flag Fun Quiz)

Can you see what's missing from Paul Hadley's template (first photo, below) he used in one of his many initial designs of the Indiana State Banner? Compare it to Hadley's "official" Indiana State Flag (the one shown below was displayed at the Indiana statehouse during the 1920s). Visit the MPL Indiana Room to check your results!

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Paul Hadley's template for the Indiana State Banner (renamed Flag in 1955)

Paul Hadley made this particular "official" flag circa 1923
to display at the Indiana statehouse

By the way, several of the missing bits were originally included in Hadley's template, except one important modification the state legislature requested when it officially adopted Hadley's winning 1916 design to be the Indiana State Banner in 1917.  As you spot the differences, you might guess which bits probably fell off during the template's decades in storage.

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