union made allied arts flag from the 50's. sewn cotton construction. some holes, stains, and past repairs. obvious wear and tear. two metal grommets. quite unique. 36" x 60"
some history: allied arts of seattle grew out of the beer & culture society organized in early 1952 by university of washington drama professor john ashby conway. allied arts is a non-profit organization that advocates for public funding of the arts, better urban planning and architecture, and other civic improvements. it was a major force in establishing the seattle arts commission creating seattle center on the grounds of the century 21 exposition (1962 world's fair) and preserving historical landmarks and neighborhoods, particularly pioneer square and pike place market, as well as defeating the 2012 seattle olympic bid.