Category Vexillology

Friday Flagging: Providence

The politics of logos, seals, and flags in a diverse city with a lot of strong-willed people. And can you even make a flag to represent Providence?

A Nearly 4000 Word History of Providence, RI

A history of Providence in less than 4,000 words. But not all of the history of Providence by far.

Friday Flagging: September Update

A brief update on where the project is at, and other flag news.

Friday Flagging: Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Rhode Island: home of the only good town flag in RI?

Friday Flagging: Pawtucket

Pawtucket, a city astride two states, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, and also a hotbed of the labor movement.

Friday Flagging: North Smithfield

North Smithfield, how a small decision can have repercussions down the line.

Friday Flagging: North Providence

Exploring the flag of North Providence, the most-reduced town in Rhode Island, home of turnpikes and exploding gunpowder mill.

Friday Flagging: North Kingstown

North Kingstown, the only place in America where someone was dismembered for high treason. And also SeaBees!

Friday Flagging: New Shoreham

Shipwrecks, secession, and scales as Sam Howard examines the flag of New Shoreham (aka Block Island).

Friday Flagging: Newport

This week, we explore Newport, home of naval installations, old mill towers, glorious mansions, and the legacy of the slave trade.