Monday, 29 May 2017

The History of Canada's National Flag

Well in time for for the celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary comes the publication "Controversy, Compromise and Celebration: The History of Canada's National Flag."
It's the latest, number 101, in the Bytown Pamphlet Series of the Ottawa Historical Society and available from the Society. Launched last Friday on the occasion of the society AGM, the author is historian, archivist, genealogist and vexillogist Glenn Wright. It's an updating and extension of the study he did at Library and Archives Canada and still available as a pdf -- First Flags: A Report on Research Undertaken to Identify and Locate Canada's First Maple Leaf Flags.
We can be happy that some of the designs proposed fell by the wayside.

1 comment:

Celia Lewis said...

Vexillogist - a new word for me, I had to look it up. Good one, John, and I've downloaded the pdf as well.