Armenian-American Bicentennial Banner, 1976

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Description
Zaven Seraidian, an immigrant from Armenia, created this banner in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial. According to Seraidian: the Armenian letter for A symbolizes “the beginning” and the letter for B expresses “continuity”; the Armenian cross is a symbol of Christianity brought from the old world to the new; the two American eagles are for strength and victory; and the flag represents independence and liberty from tyrannical oppression.
Credit Line
Gift of Zaven Seraidian
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Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
ID Number
PL.323582.01
catalog number
323582.01
accession number
323582
subject
Immigrants
independence
Liberty
related event
Bicentennial Celebration of the American Revolution
Physical Description
textile (overall material)
white, red, brown, blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 26 in; 71.12 cm x 66.04 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
Banner