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Civic Flag of Grand Rapids
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Civic Flag of Grand Rapids

William M. Clarke - 1896

The Civic Flag of Grand Rapids, Michigan was chosen by the Committee of Award from nearly 600 designs submitted in competition for a prize of $25, offered by the Evening Press. The design, as chosen, was without lettering or factories, which have been added to give life to this picture.

Committee of Award: Harvey J Hollister, Chairman, Mayor D.C. Stebbins, Gen. L.C. Smith, J. D. Flanigan, Hon. John Patton, Jr., David Kendall, W.B. Weston, W. R. Shelby, E.D. Conger, George DeHaven, Hon. J. W. Champlin, Hon. T. J. O'Brien. Adopted by the Common Council, Monday Evening, March 9, 1896


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TitleCivic Flag of Grand Rapids
CreatorWilliam M. Clarke

The image, printed by the Grand Rapids Litho Co., appeared in a supplement to the Grand Rapids Evening Press, March 14, 1896. It is the image the Grand Rapids Historical Commission has chosen as its logo for this website, furniturecityhistory.org.

CollectionThomas R. Dilley

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