This unique banner serves as a record of conflicts that the 136th New York State Regiment was involved in between 1862 and 1865. The banner is quite long, measuring nearly 10 feet. When it arrived at the studio, it was quite dirty, had several liquid tide marks, several tears, and several linear inches of tape attached to the top and bottom hems. The textile was also quite brittle.
The goal of the treatment was to clean, stabilize and frame the banner along with its original rod and brass rings. Read more about the banner in our blog post, “An Unusual Civil War Battle Record”
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