SAN FRANCISCO CITY
& COUNTY FLAG
City of San Francisco flags are USA made, 200 denier nylon, finished with heading and brass grommets.
Convert to indoor & parade use
|San Francisco City & County Purchase Orders Accepted. S.F. Registered City Vendor ID # 70421, Commodity Code 9578 10|
San Francisco City indoor / parade flags with or without fringe, are made to order (1-2 weeks). Available in 3x5 ft and 4x6 ft. nylon, and feature a pole sleeve with a flannel liner and a tab sewn inside the sleeve. The tab attaches to a hook or screw a top of the parade or display flagpole to keep the flag from sliding down the pole. Indoor and parade flags are finished with two-inch gold rayon fringe. These flags are also available with no fringe.
San Francisco City desktop flags are available as custom made. Minimum order is 125 pieces, with price breaks at 250 and 500 pieces. Made in the United States. Size is 4 x 6 inch, lightweight nylon material, hemmed all four sides, mounted on 10” black staffs with a golden spear point. Table top bases are available in black plastic to display from 1- 7 flags. Wood bases are available with either 10 holes or 12 holes to display additional flags.
FLAG DESCRIPTION / HISTORY
Official flag specifications are not strict:
The city flag was selected from a design contest held in 1900, six years prior to the 1906 earthquake. The emblem is symbolic to six major fires during the gold rush years 1849-1851. (see guardiansof thecity.org, SFFD, Great Fires). The first portion of the flag motto "Gold in Peace" refers to the Gold Rush era, the second half..."iron in warfare" refers to San Francisco's role as the point of debarkment for troops to the Philippines in 1898 during the Spanish American War.
The City flag tells a forceful story of the resurrection and rebirth of the San Francisco following several major conflagrations in the 19th century. The Spanish motto at the bottom of the flag means "Gold in Peace, Iron in War": This motto has great meaning for San Franciscans who had seen the city wrecked twice by earthquake and destroyed six times by fire. Again in the late 20th century, those who saw the Marina Fire following the 1989 earthquake can also testify to the meaning of the phrase "Gold in Peace, Iron in War." (ref; sfmuseum.org)
|Embassy Flag is located in Sonoma California, 45 miles north of San Francisco.
Tel. 800-798-5431. Mon - Fri 8-4 Pacific Time.