Manchester Recreates Photo Of 95-By-50-Foot 'Great Flag'

Jun 15, 2017

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 It's not old, but it's certainly grand: Manchester has a new "Great Flag" that pays tribute to both veterans and the city's textile manufacturing history.

In 1914, workers at the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company gathered for a photo in front of a 95-by-50-foot American flag they had created. On Wednesday - Flag Day - several hundred members of the public recreated the photo with a new flag unfurled against the former mill building. Some were relatives of the mill workers depicted in the 103-year-old photo.

The event was organized by the building's owner, Brady Sullivan Properties, which made donations to the Manchester Historic Association and Liberty House, which helps homeless veterans.

The original flag was sent to a Chicago department store and hasn't been seen in decades.