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Tartan Details - Old Glory (1824)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Old Glory (1824)" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 11557
Designer: Sim, Steven Patrick
Tartan date: 30/05/2016
Registration date: 14 June 2016
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. Designed and owned by Steven Patrick Sim, copyright © 2016, with Bute Fabrics Ltd (Isle of Bute, Scotland) having been appointed as the producer of the tartan. Weaving, tailoring and merchandising is managed by the designer. Contact:

Registration notes: Created to honour the Flag of the United States of America, the tartan was inspired by the first American flag to be nicknamed "Old Glory". Owned and named as such by the 19th-century New England sea captain William Driver (1803¬1886) the original 24 star flag, made in 1824, passed into legend and bequeathed its name to all American flags. The tartan commemorates the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson's Proclamation on 30th May 1916 establishing Flag Day 14th June as the official anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. This Resolution was monumental in announcing the adoption by the Second Continental Congress of the stars and stripes as the official Flag of the United States. Colours and geometry: red stands for hardiness and valour; white symbolizes purity and innocence; blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. 100 blue threads commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the Proclamation; 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the original thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain becoming the first states in the Union; 5 white stripes in both the warp and weft cross on the blue field creating 25 accents, 24 of which represent the stars (or states) of the Union from the original Old Glory flag; the 25th becomes a memorial to Captain Driver himself representing the white anchor added to Old Glory in 1861 signifying Driver's maritime career at sea. Visit the registrant's website for the full rationale and numeracy within the tartan:
Registrant details: Mr Steven Patrick Sim, The Tartan Artisan, 55 Lordburn, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 1JD
Tartan image: Old Glory (1824). Click on this image to see a more detailed version.

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