Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Studies in conservation, Volume 14, Number 3, p.119-125 (1969)
Keywords:cleaning, flags, mounting, paint, polychrome, silk (textile)
A 107-year-old silk American army flag with an included painted heraldic device was cleaned by employing simple, nonstandardized equipment. Procedure included wet cleaning with an anionic aqueous detergent mixture in a polyethylene sheet-lined wash tank. After drying, the flag was mounted upon a wool blanket and further supported by a dyed silk netting stitch-locked onto the wool blanket.