Tag Archives: Vexillology

Friday Flagging: New Shoreham

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

Friday Flagging: Lincoln

Lincoln, “a federation” of mill villages, home to Rhode Island’s major canal and site of some of its heaviest labor unrest.

Friday Flagging: Johnston

Friday Flagging returns to visit the very Italian Town of Johnston.

Friday Flagging: Jamestown

Each Friday, I look at the flags and associated symbols of cities and towns in Rhode Island. This week, we look at our first island community, Jamestown. About Jamestown Jamestown encompasses three islands in western Narragansett Bay; Conanicut, Dutch, and Gould islands. Of these, only Conanicut remains inhabited today. Conanicut is connected to the mainland […]

Friday Flagging: Glocester

Examining the flag of Glocester, a place of Ancients and Horribles, Dorr rebels, and elephant-murderers.

Friday Flagging: Exeter

Every Friday until November, I’ll be doing a deep dive into the flags (and accompanying civic symbols) of cities and towns in Rhode Island. The purpose of this exercise is to both shine a light on already-existing symbols and to offer ideas for improving municipal flags. This week on Friday Flagging, it’s the northwest of […]

Friday Flagging: East Providence

East Providence: Rhode Island’s alpha and omega, the city that stands astride two states.

Friday Flagging: East Greenwich

Anchors and hourglasses galore as Friday Flagging goes to the seat of Kent County.

Friday Flagging: Cumberland

Cumberland builds deep, resonant meaning into a relatively simple design.

Friday Flagging: Coventry

What is up with that elephant?