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Old Glory in old Boston

Old Glory in Old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.

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14 Porter Street, sometime around 1910?

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That hardware store in the streetview photo is closed now. Too bad. East Boston lacks a good hardware store. Or any hardware store actually. Growing up there in the 60s I remember two or three.

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but it was taken between 1907 and 1912.

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46 star flag

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A-Holes are park in the penny-farthing lane! Half of UHub!

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The proper way to dispose of a flag is to burn it. Anyone else know this to be true?

And I'm not being facetious, I read that on an otherwise reputable website.

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Yes.

When a flag is too deteriorated, it should be burned respectfully. Google US Flag Code, that will probably have guidelines.

Some local VFW posts and/or Boy Scout troops often collect and properly dispose of flags as a public service.

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Yup, the U.S. Flag code specifies burning for flags no long fit for display.

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The U.S. Flag code states that, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

https://www.collinsflags.com/blog/archives/1366

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Thanks

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The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.

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The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard.

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No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.

IMAGE(https://rickladd.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/inappropriate-use-of-flag.png?w=760)

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Appalled by all the "flag" apparel, RW&B disposable plastic crap and giant flags on monster trucks driven to tatters and covered in oily mud-splatters by faux-patriots, show some respect! Wasn't ANYONE paying attention in Cub Scouts?

P. Fn. S Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore either, srrsly ppl.

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I remember after 9/11 when everyone stuck flags on their cars.

A few weeks later the flags were in tatters, flapping threadbare in the breeze or fallen by the roadside all bleached out and run over, and little bales of pinky purple "flagtritus" (former flag fibers) were blowing around the roads.

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Although they fade quickly when those signs are left outside.

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I just walked by the WTC memorial. You'd be amazed at how many tourists were there taking selfies and smiling as if nothing ever happened.

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The State should sell off that building to a developer, it’s probably worth $12M or more especially in this hot real estate market here in Eastie. Should converted to a small high end hotel.

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would be pretty difficult for the state to sell it since the state doesn't own it...

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And if so, single-family or multiple unit?

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Thanks for playing, folks! This is indeed the East Boston Relief Station/East Boston Emergency Station at 15 Porter Street. The 46 star flag indicates that the date is between 1908 and 1912.

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... was the name of a specific flag that a Sea Captain, William Driver of Salem, flew from his ship. In retirement in Tennessee, he hid the flag from Confederate soldiers through several attempts to seize it, and flew it over Nashville when the city was retaken. The flag is now in the Smithsonian, and my brother-in-law is one of his descendants.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Glory

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