Item RNT-ob-0186 - Handmade Ethiopia Flag

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Handmade Ethiopia Flag

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  • Object

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  • 1945 - 1959 (Custody)

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Physical description

1 flag : fabric ; 19.5 x 20.5 inches

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Custodial history

There is no documentation on how Robert Thompson acquired this flag whether he purchased this object from a market, an artist or was given as a gift during his time in Ethiopia from 1945-1959.

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Object is a hand sewn flag of Ethiopia with colour bands of green, yellow and red. Each band of colour measure approximately 6.5 inches in height.

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The flag is in poor condition with several holes throughout the fabric.

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Robert N. Thompson


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Preferred citation Trinity Western University Archives and Special Collections, Robert N. Thompson fonds, Objects and Artifacts Related to Robert N. Thompson sous-fond, RNT-ob-0185.

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For records related to Robert Thompson time in Ethiopia, see: RNT-SF-3, Military Years/Ethiopia.

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General note

Images of the artifact/object were taken by a Fuji X-A1 digital camera on a white background. Three images were created the Photoshop file (source file), the preservation copy (TIFF) and the access copy (Jpeg). The image was manipulated using Adobe Photoshop to brighten the background, crop the image, and insert the identification number.

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Robert Thompson's accession file describes this object as a handmade Ethiopian flag.

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April 2024, tk

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  • Box: B 35 S 5 Box 13