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Title: "Signals belonging to the Port of New-London"

Accession Number: 1939.1563
Type: oil painting
Maker: Ewen, John, Jr.
Place: USA, CT, New London
Date: october 1844
Description: Oil painting of "SIGNALS BELONGING TO THE,/PORT OF NEW-LONDON". Painted by John Ewen, Jr., October 1844. 15 house flags shown, 2 spaces empty for additional flags. Owner's flags, or house flags, were flown for identification, especially when ships passed each other at sea and it was difficult to read the name boards.

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