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Object Name: Pennant
Date: 1912
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Medium: Felt
Dimensions: Overall: 11 x 22 3/4 in. ( 27.9 x 57.8 cm )
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
or: Chicago
Description: Orange felt pennant with a printed image of the steamboat "Washington Irving" in an oval medallion flying several international flags; inscribed, "HUDSON RIVER DAY LINE/ WASHINGTON IRVING/ LAUNCHED AT/ CAMDEN, N.J./ NOV, 1912." around the oval; orange felt hoist with ties at each end.
Credit Line: Gift of the Hudson River Day Line
Object Number: 1948.498a
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Marks: printed: center: "HUDSON RIVER DAY LINE/ WASHINGTON IRVING/ LAUNCHED AT/ CAMDEN, N.J./ NOV, 1912" printed: tag on hoist: American Flag Co./45-47 Elizabeth St./ New York, NY/ 54-56 West Lake St./ Chicago Ill.

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The Hudson River Day Line developed out of the Hudson River Steamboat Association, a quasi-monopoly of the major Hudson River ship operators formed in 1832. It traveled between New York City and Albany. The "Washington Irving" was built by the New York Ship-building Company, Camden, NJ in 1912. The HDL provided service along the Hudson until 1949, when it was disbanded.