Post Number: 48
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:39 am: || |
Does anybody know where I can purchase a small (maybe 2'x 3') city flag?
Thanks in advance.
Post Number: 2227
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:45 am: || |
Try this archived thread:
Post Number: 86
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 11:50 am: || |
American Flag and Banner Co. in Clawson- (248) 288-3010
Post Number: 230
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 12:55 pm: || |
Reading that thread, I can see where people think the city's symbol makes the flag too busy. I really like the flags design, but I think if they just removed the words "The City of Detroit," and "Michigan," and left just the seal and the latin motto in the center it would look better. Just my opinion.
Post Number: 1205
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 3:32 pm: || |
I bought my father-in-law a flag at this place on East Jefferson(they were closing up shop and relocating on West Fort Street)
The price for the COD flag is always a little higher because of all the color on it and the process that it takes to overlay it on the flag. It is a very beautiful flag.
Post Number: 1337
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 3:42 pm: || |
It certainly is more attractive than the boring State of Michigan flag (state seal on a blue field), a pattern used by a score of other states. Yawn.
Post Number: 296
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 6:02 pm: || |
Here's the city of Detroits flag:http://www.yowzers.com/piratem p.jpg
Post Number: 443
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 6:12 pm: || |
According to his blog, Kwame Kenyatta is going to introduce an ordinance tomorrow to change the City of Detroit Flag to:
His belief is that the city government operates like a broken cog wheel and you need a sharp machete to mow through the vast wasteland. He said he was inspired by the hammer and sickle. Yellow represents mineral wealth (salt), and red and black are said to stand for 'Freedom or Death'.
(Message edited by quozl on April 17, 2007)
Post Number: 1360
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 7:34 pm: || |
How do you get rid of the crakheads and the wild dogs?
Maybe we could just modify Chicago's flag. Instead of representing two expositions, the fire, and the fort dearborn massacre, we could have the stars represent the 67 riots, crack, devil's night, and murder....
This thread could get interesting
Post Number: 1361
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 7:35 pm: || |
I'd actually like a small sticker or patch more than a flag I could hang on a pole.
Post Number: 927
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:06 pm: || |
Detroit should display it's flag more. I've never seen it outside this site.
Now that I live in Chicago, the Chicago flag is everywhere, even hanging outside private office buildings.
Post Number: 394
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:19 pm: || |
I agree. I have always wished it was flown like Chicago. I dont even think it is on the flagpole outside city hall. The city flag is flown at Campus Martius and the Chase Bank Building...
Post Number: 298
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:36 pm: || |
Jerome81, the wild dogs in Detroit were released to eradicate the crack heads, kind of like the pigs that were put on Hog Island to take care of the snakes.
Post Number: 62
|Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 12:23 am: || |
bump (I want to get a flag too)
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:10 am: || |
Check This Link:
I purchased a 3x5 Detroit Flag last summer through J.C. Gloss on Jefferson Ave, and they ordered it through their parent company American Flag & Banner Co. of Clawson.
Post Number: 281
|Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 6:33 pm: || |
Never realized that J. C. Goss was owned by American Flag & Banner. Goss's roots go back to just before the turn of the century when they sailmakers for all the commercial sailing ships on the Great Lakes. I would say they are one of Detroit's oldest business's. Also deserving mention are J. W. Westcott (1874) and Chris Engel's Greenhouse (1883)
Post Number: 1377
|Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:05 pm: || |
John W. Wescott started his business as a marine reporter. In 1880, he was living at 23 Rowland Street in Detroit (That street name is long gone). Here's the image of the census report that year:
Post Number: 1378
|Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:12 pm: || |
By 1900 he had moved to 30 Chandler, and had four children. His occupation is listed as "Vessel Agent".
Interestingly, this family does not appear on any subsequent census reports, either in Michigan or elsewhere. Curious, eh?
(Message edited by Ray1936 on April 27, 2007)
Post Number: 2066
|Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:13 pm: || |
The City flag was being flown at Dossin when I was there a few weeks ago.
Post Number: 122
|Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:44 pm: || |
Probably the reason we don't see the Detroit flag flying much anywhere is because of the image of the burning buildings in the background of the two women (goddesses?) Burning building might have been too sensitive of an image in post-1967 riots era.
Post Number: 1389
|Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 3:56 am: || |
No. Its because nobody can seem to find one to buy
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 3:14 pm: || |
Speramus Meliora – “We hope for better things.”
Resurget Cineribus—“It shall rise again from the ashes.”
A 200-year old prophecy?
Burned in the 19th Century, burned in the 20th Century and possibly burned again in the 21st?
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 9:10 am: || |
I saw that link and that seal isn't right. It should look like this:
And yeah, the seal looks goofy, like a cartoon drawing. But I guess the features might have been exaggerated to look good from afar. Maybe we should get rid of the seal, or change it. The rest of it looks beautiful, though, pretty distinctive.
Maryland has the quadrant design, though only two patterns...but no seal. Better without a seal, right?
Post Number: 58
|Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 12:13 pm: || |
i agree with Eastsidedame.
get rid of the cartoon in the middle. maybe do something to it keep the latin sayings, but the burning buildings and the 'goddesses' are insulting...
i LOVE the Maryland state flag...
while were at it can we get rid of the stupid (in that it follows 24* other states) complex symbol on a blue field...
i included the light blue flags like Oklahomas in my count
Post Number: 2204
|Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 12:48 pm: || |
That Maryland flag is F-ugly
Detroit's is fine
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 2:44 pm: || |
Ltdave, I don't see how the burning buildings and the "goddesses" are insulting. If anything, it's uplifting imagery. You just must not be privy to the history of our City.
And the seal only looks "cartoony" because what you're looking at is like a ClipArt version.
Keep the seal. Keep it real.
Post Number: 142
|Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 4:03 pm: || |
ditto 1805. I love the seal, it's a remarkable image for our struggling city.
Post Number: 154
|Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 5:58 am: || |
Yeah, 1805 I agree that the "city" of Detroit started out with the 1805 fire and subsequent rebuilding of the city. We were pretty much a frontier outpost before that...and the War of 1812, when we were occupied by the British.
Perhaps the goddesses should be more stylized? We have a lot of iconic sculpture in the city, so personification of ideals would not be a weird notion.
That being said, if you can find a "real" version of the seal as shown on the flag, please post it! More than one of us, I'm sure, would love to see it. It really is an image of hope and rebirth that could use right about now.
Post Number: 491
|Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 8:00 pm: || |
Here is a shot of the flag proudly clipping in the breeze:
http://i148.photobucket.com/al bums/s22/bulletmagnet69/100_55 36.jpg?t=1179877839