This is a unique vintage pennant from the 1940s. This pennant flag highlights the West Point military academy with yellow lettering and an "E Pluribus Unum" eagle, similar to the top portion of the academy crest, at left.
The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, was first established in 1801 with plans set in motion by President Thomas Jefferson. The Academy is one of only five federal military service academies.
This pennant was produced in the 1940s as a celebratory flag to be flown at events or by an Academy graduate. The pennant features the Academy colors, black and gold, prominently. A very traditional eagle, sporting the American slogan "E Pluribus Unum" at top, is featured in the left half of the field. The eagle is very similar to that of the one used atop the formal West Point crest.
Soft felt pennant in very good condition considering age and use. Some fading to color and staining visible along fly end. Otherwise, good coloring in field with bright yellow lettering and detailed eagle design. Hoist end features two sets of gold-colored ties. Framed according to conservation standards.
Framed Dimensions: 18 1/4" H x 36" W x 2" D.