Tag Archives: Vexillology
Shipwrecks, secession, and scales as Sam Howard examines the flag of New Shoreham (aka Block Island).
Lincoln, “a federation” of mill villages, home to Rhode Island’s major canal and site of some of its heaviest labor unrest.
Friday Flagging returns to visit the very Italian Town of Johnston.
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 […]
Examining the flag of Glocester, a place of Ancients and Horribles, Dorr rebels, and elephant-murderers.
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 […]
East Providence: Rhode Island’s alpha and omega, the city that stands astride two states.
Anchors and hourglasses galore as Friday Flagging goes to the seat of Kent County.
Cumberland builds deep, resonant meaning into a relatively simple design.
What is up with that elephant?