State flag of Flag of Maryland, Vintage retro style Metal Print
Enjoy super sharp image details and rich, vibrant colors. No, we’re not talking about the newest HDTVs, but our lightweight, durable Metal Prints. Pick a design and give your space some modern edge with brilliant metal art. Available in three sizes.
- Printed on 1/16” thick aluminum sheet canvas
- High-gloss finish enhances image and colors
- 3/4“ wooden frame on back to offset from wall
- Wire or sawtooth hanger depending on size
The official flag of the state of Maryland consists of the heraldic banner of George Calvert, Lord Baltimore (1579–1632). The flag was officially adopted by the Maryland General Assembly in 1904. The black and gold design on the flag is the coat of arms from the Calvert line. It was granted to George Calvert as a reward for his storming a fortification during a battle (the vertical bars approximate the bars of the palisade). The red and white design is the coat of arms of the Crossland line, the family of Lord Baltimore's mother, and features a cross bottony with the red and white sides of the cross alternating. Since George Calvert's mother was an heiress, he was entitled to use both coats of arms in his banner. It is one of only four U.S. state flags that does not contain the color blue (the other three being Alabama, California, and New Mexico). It is also the only US state flag to be directly based on English heraldry. The heraldic blazon is: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, paly of six Or and Sable, a bend counterchanged (for Calvert); 2nd and 3rd, quarterly argent and gules, a cross bottony counterchanged (for Crossland). Keywords: Maryland, state, flag, america, usa, sign, american, symbol, united, patriotic, patriotism, independence, north, symbol, freedom, illustration, pattern, bottony, Calvert, Baltimore, Annapolis, vintage, retro, style, grungy, distressed, worn, weathered, old, textured, faded, aged, antique