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Flag - Mexico, Miniature Object Reg. No: SH 990289

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Flag - Miniature

This small Mexican flag forms part of the Dorothy Howard Collection, contained within the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC).

The ACFC is 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.
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. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Tax Donation from Dr June Factor, 1999
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.50 cm (Height), 12.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural identity, flags, national identity, patriotism
Themes this item is part of: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Dr Dorothy Howard (1902-1996)
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Organisations
Tertiary Classification: national flags
Place Made: Mexico
References: See 12/1/4 (HT 8476.1) - document file. It contains copies of correspondence with overseas embassies and ambassadors regarding collection of toyes from overseas countries.

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