What do we know about the condition of New York’s Battle
When flags are stored wrapped tightly around their staffs, they are damaged.
Some flags in the Capitol collection have not been unrolled for over 130 years.
The cloth tapes seen in this photograph were used to hold the rolled flags in
place. Because they were too tight, they have caused the silk to break
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New York State Battleflags
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
March 6, 2006