FLAGS AND SYMBOLS FROM 1800 TO 1900 CENTURY > FROM THE AMERICAN OCCUPATION UNTIL PRESENT DAYS
That filipino flag was surely captured by U.S.A. soldiers after 1899 (until 1902 circa there was the so called filipino-american war, wrongly called spanish-american war).
The philippine flag was originally without any inscription on it, the american soldiers added the inscription later.
Measures :19 inches long and is 9 3/4 inches high.
DETAILS OF THE MYTHOLOGICAL SUN AND INSCRIPTION ON THE FLAG
The inscription was added in feb. 4,1899 by an american soldier just it doesn't mean that was captured the same day, after 1902 there was a great request of relics or trophies of war by americans (weapons, flags etc... ) maybe the inscription was addded later by the veteran that owned the flag as souvenir or remembrance of war....
FILIPINO COIN OF 1903
In 1903 Governor Taft ordered that a great seal be adopted using the design created by Melecio Figueroa for the new Filipino coinage.The seal was prepared at the order of the U.S.A. Treasury Depeartment.
The design of... Melecio Figueroa (the principal engraver at the "Casa de Moneda" ) depicted a young filipina in a long dress who remainded the classical models of art and sculpture, she was standing at near an anvil on the right hand resting on a hammer , her left hand holding a small leafy sprig, in the background is seen the smoking Mayon volcano.
The seal was surrounded by the words : " United States of America - Government of the Philippine Islands "
PHILIPPINE COMMONWEALTH FLAG *
PHILIPPINE COMMONWEALTH FLAG BEFORE 1939
PHILIPPINE COMMONWEALTH FLAG AFTER 1939
DOLL OF AMERICA AND HER NEW POSSESSIONS **
Advertising card made by Estey Organ Company of Vermont, USA. featuring : "the dolls of America and her new possessions ".
At the end of the 19th century, the Estey Organ Company was reputed to be the largest manufacturing establishment of pipes and organs.
* Thanks to Jennifer Yang for the picture : http://www.flickr.com/photos/pianoforte/5490843856/
** Thanks to Ed / Pinoykollektor.blogspot.com for notes and image