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Flag 6

Flag 6
After quite a bit of searching for this flag both online and in our reference material we have hit a wall: a flag bearing three vertical color barsof white blue and red (in that order from the flag pole out) simply does not seem to exist.

Recall the mistake made a little earlier, when we read the color bars horizontally instead of vertically and came up with Germany insteadof Belgium. Let’s investigate the possibility that the artist who painted the design on the silk may have done the same thing.

After entering the new arrangement into the World Flag Database we quickly locate a match.

Russian Federation Flag
Hulme and Gordon, however, list the flag in two different ways, as a commercial and a merchant flag respectively.

Smith offers this caption:

Smith on Russian flag: "Adopted as a civil ensign in 1799 and as an alternate civil flag in 1883, the white-blue-red was used by imperial Russia until 1917. The Russian Republicof that year used it unofficially as its national flag and ensign."
This suggests that the flag would have been in use from 1799 until 1917 by "imperial" Russia, followed by its brief use during that year by the Russian"Republic." This date falls in line with what we have found so far. We will need to wait for our investigation of the portraits to be absolutely sure, though.As we move through our series on the Souvenir of Egypt, we will be exploring the meaning of the dates and analyzing the flags as we build anargument about the significance of the silk. Right now, these rough dates are enough for our purposes here.

Flag 7

Flag 7
Our last flag, which features vertical stripes of blue, white and red, is relatively easy to locate in all of our sources. Although the World Flag Database lists many similar flags, it associates their derivatives to this one:
National Flag of France
Smith offers this genealogy:
Genealogy of the French Flag. Note that the national flag dates from 1848.
This list gives us some variants on the same design and places our flag in the silk at any point beyond 1848.

Dating our flags

Let's summarize what we have so far.

Flag one : in use in Egypt from 1914-1923 as a mark of distinction from Turkey, both of which were under Ottoman rule during theperiod.

Flag two : In use in the United Kingdom from 1801 and remains the national flag today. Also appears in the canton of many regionalflags in areas previously colonized by the British.

Flag three : The national flag of Italy from 1848 until 1946, losing the crown above the shield at an undetermined point sometimeduring that period.

Flag four : The national flag of Belgium from 1913 until today.

Flag five : Our least fruitful investigation, this flag resembles flags used by the protectorates, dominions or colonies of theBritish Empire, but we have no exact match as of yet.

Flag six : Listed as the commercial, merchant and national flag of the Russian Federation, we know that it was in use from1799-1917 as a civil ensign, an alternate civil flag, the imperial standard of Russia and, for one year, that of the Russian Republic.

Flag seven : The national flag of France since 1848, in use as such today.

From these dates we can narrow down the date of the production of our silk, or at least the event or relationship that it represents. It seems like the earliest datefor the silk is 1914, when the Egyptian flag first came into use. The Russian flag appears to have gone out of use in 1917. The next cut off date would bethe falling out of use of the Egyptian flag in 1923. These are only speculations, of course, but we will certainly benefit from this information whenwe begin trying to identify the faces in the images in the next section.

We should also reflect on what we have learned about the process of identifying these flags. We have found that both print and online resources can be valuable for historical research. Onlineresources such as the map database can offer handy tools for quick identification, while print resources often provide historical perspective and offer more in-depth analysis.

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