Banner for Father Divine

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Father Divine, American, ca. 1876 - 1965
Medium
felt and thread
Dimensions
H x W: 58 x 55 1/2 in. (147.3 x 141 cm)
Type
banners
Date
mid 20th Century
Description
A large handmade banner of heavy purple felt with white, quilted letters sewn around an image of a dove on top of the world. The banner has four loop holes from which to hang the banner from a pole along the top edge. There are 1 inch metal grommets in the upper left, upper right, and lower right corners. A patch sewn into the upper right corner has been lost. Text sewn on the banner reads: [God, Righteousness, Justice, Peace, Truth / Father Divine / International Righteous Government / Political Department]. The lower edge has a rounded dip in the center and is lined with 3 inch tassels.
Topic
African American
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.43
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Religious and Sacred Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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