This is a photo of the "Great Amoskeage Flag" of 1914, known locally as the biggest American flag record holder, a fact which has been disproven although many New Hampshire residents would not believe it. This beloved photo can be seen in many history books of Manchester and New Hampshire, and this image is from the collections at the Manchester Historical Association image number AMCGN 0626, from a glass plate negative.
Amoskeag Corporation's No. 11 Mill is on McGregor Street in Manchester. It was once the largest cotton mill in the world, over 900 feet long and contained over 4,000 looms. It produced American flags, including the "Great Amoskeag Flag" of 1914 shown above. Today it houses businesses and residences.
|A view of Amoskeag Mill No. 11 in Manchester's West Side, as it looks in 2014|
Click here for a story by New Hampshire blogger Jan Brown about the Amoskeag Mill flag at her blog "Cow Hampshire":
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