Alternative Name(s): Flag - Miniature

Small Mexican flag. Circumstantial evidence suggests the flag was collected or purchased by American children's folklore researcher Dorothy Howard, at an unknown date.

This object is part of the Dorothy Howard Collection, gathered by eminent US folklorist and scholar Dr Dorothy Howard, who visited Australia as a Fulbright fellow in 1954-55 to document and research the folklore of Australian children. The Collection primarily contains documents, photographs and objects from Australia and the United States. It is now contained with the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC), unique in Australia, documenting contemporary children's folklore across Australia and in other countries reaching back to the 1870s. The Collection has a strong component of research material relating to Victoria.

Physical Description

Small sized Mexican flag attached to a thin wooden stick, with a plastic cone-shaped cover at the end. This is yellow and tapers to a sharp point. The Mexican flag has three broad vertical stripes of green, then white in the centre and red at the fly end. Within the white stripe is an eagle with a snake in its mouth, with a wreath of laurel leaves beneath this.

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