Calais Frontier Guard banner

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This Calais Frontier Guard banner was made by Charles Codman in 1839 and accompanied the Guard to the border dispute with Canada which was called the Aroostook War. The banner is of oil and gold leaf on silk and shows George Washington and his generals, flanked by four flags. On the reverse is the Maine State Seal.

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About This Item

  • Title: Calais Frontier Guard banner
  • Creator: Codman, Charles
  • Creation Date: circa 1839
  • Subject Date: 1839
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil and gold leaf on silk
  • Dimensions: 127 cm x 158 cm
  • Local Code: 2963*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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