The Chesapeake Bay Flag Association met yesterday in Philadelphia, starting at Washington Square. The tour then stopped at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The highlight of the tour was a private viewing of the Brandywine Flag on generous courtesy.
Afterwards we were given a private peek at the old Philadelphia US Marine museum where our host Keith Bassolino presented a charming collection of fine flags from his personal collection. Then we stopped Carpenter's Hall. Afterwards the group made an obligatory stop at the Betsy Ross House for a tour and group photo.
Across the street from the Betsy Ross house we were given a behind the scenes tour of the Humphry's Flag Shop.
Finally we dined on the hallowed grounds of the most enchanted of Colonial Era Restaurants - The City Tavern. At the Historic Tavern a splendid discussion on flags and other such collectables took prime portion of discussion, as to be expected. I was able give a short vexi-bit presenting my recently created Colonial Heritage City Flags that honor the nine cities that were at one time temporary capitals of the United States. Additionally I presented a collection of unique flags created for the memorable lines latitude of longitude.