Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flag Day 2017 in the Manchester Millyard, New Hampshire

Back in 1914 Amoskeag Manufacturing mill workers gathered in front of this big flag, for an iconic image that has become part of American folklore.  This photograph by Harlan Marshall has been seen in documentaries, museums, textbooks and advertisements.  I've always loved this photo, especially all the excited mill workers hanging out of the windows!

photo from the Manchester Historic Association website 

Today, Flag Day, at 11:30 this morning, the Brady Sullivan Properties unveiled another big flag in the millyard on the west bank of the Merrimack River.  It is on the Lofts at Millyard West apartment complex.  It will remain here until Monday, June 19th, and will be illuminated at night. Anyone driving through Manchester on the Everett Turnpike (Rt. 293) will have a great view.

Seen from Arms Park across the Merrimack River

Click on this link for a previous blog post about this famous image, and the history of this photograph:

A story about "The Great Flag" and today's ceremony from the Manchester Ink Link website:

Arms Park, with the flag across the River

The famous 1914 image recreated in Lego at the SEE Museum in the Manchester Millyard


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Flag Day 2017 in the Manchester Millyard, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 14, 2017, ( accessed [access date]).


  1. Nice to be visiting your blog once more.
    Great this post. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Now that's how you celebrate flag day! I wonder how they store a flag that size, and where.