Image ID
ICHi-066136
Headline
Chicago flag
Date Created
circa 1893
Creator Role
manufacturer
Artwork/Object Depicted
flags
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2013, all rights reserved
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-066136
Inventory Number
1946.75; CH_00035
Storage Location
DIA
Acquisition Source
Gift of Miss Florence Cadwallader
Max Pixels - Height
3688
Max Pixels - Width
2271
KEYWORDS
Chicago (Ill.)
Chicago flag
flags
CDM
i066136
i66136
ICHi-66136
chicago flag

City of Chicago flag, circa 1893. Elements include a terra cotta-colored background and a white Y which symbolizes the branching of the Chicago River. In 1893, terra cotta and white were chosen as the official colors for decorations at the World's Columbian Exposition world's fair. The colors symbolized the importance of terra cotta in Chicago's building industry. Cotton flag.

City of Chicago flag, circa 1893. Elements include a terra cotta-colored background and a white Y which symbolizes the branching of the Chicago River. In 1893, terra cotta and white were chosen as the official colors for decorations at the World's Columbian Exposition world's fair. The colors symbolized the importance of terra cotta in Chicago's building industry. Cotton flag.

4/19/2006