48-STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAGS, LOT OF TWO, comprising one printed-linen, and one printed silk, with note attached to the back "This Flag / Went 'over the top', in May, 1918. It was given to Chaplain Rollins on his departure for France, by Comrade Swasey, Post 82, G.A.R. Mr. Rollins, on his return, presented it to Mr. Swasey, in Abbot Hall, Marblehead, July 5, 1918." Each housed under glass in period frame. First quarter 20th century. 8" x 10 3/4" and 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" OA.
Very good overall visual condition. Not examined out of frames.
Provenance: The Jack and Tommie Marsh collection, Columbia, SC.
Catalogue Note: Chaplain Lyman Rollins (1881-1930) was the chaplain for the 101st Regiment 26th Infantry "Yankee Division", and was apart of Hickey's Raid where he was mentioned in general orders "for gallantry in action May 30-31, 1918 raid into enemy lines". Com. Sgt. Thomas Swasey (1842-1920) was in the 23 Massachusetts Infantry Division, during the Civil War.