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Vertical Flag used in 1948 (Hamburg, Germany)

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[Vertical Flag used in 1948 (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Marcus Schmöger


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There is a (famous) photo of 1948 (from Kuhn 1991) with vertical flags of all Länder, including the Hamburg flag. The castle was depicted a bit differently then. The Bremen flag is also there: vertical flag, eight stripes, middle arms in the centre.

Marcus Schmöger, 4 October 2001

In Kuhn 1991, p. 90, there is a photo showing the Museum König at Bonn dressed up for the session of the Parlamentarische Rat (constituent assembly), 1 September 1948, with all the (hanging) flags of the Länder that took part in this assembly. One of the flags is a first unofficial flag for Lower Saxony. Close to it there is a hanging flag variant of the Hamburg flag. The castle is shown a bit different from what we usually would see today, but this is not so significant. In earlier times the castle was quite often depicted with obvious masonry, as in this case (see for instance Gaedechens 1855). A similar flag is also shown on a foto from 1950 in the Bundesrat (the federal chamber of the parliament); this foto is in Rabbow 1999.

Marcus Schmöger, 5 October 2001

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