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image by Pascal Gross, 5 February 2001
Municipal flags in Southampton:
From the Town of Southampton website:
"On December 18th, 1929, it was resolved by the Town Board of Southampton 'That the recommendation of the Southampton Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution for the adoption of an official flag for the Town of Southampton be approved, and that this Board adopts as the official flag for the Town of Southampton the design submitted, consisting of three vertical bars, two of Colonial Blue and only one of Colonial Buff, arranged alternately with the Seal of the Town of Southampton on the Colonial Buff or center bar, and that the Town purchase a flag design, for display in the Town Hall.' The emblem on the Southampton Town Flag is the Seal of the Town of Southampton."Ned Smith, 4 February 2001
Both the blue and the buff in the flag are actually lighter than shown on the page. Also, the seal is not full color, but merely lines of the same shade of blue, upon the "buff" background. The image above was reconstructed from only a verbal description, which used the terms "colonial blue" and "colonial buff" without further definition, so it is certainly understandable why it may not be the precise shades of the actual flag. See www.town.southampton.ny.us/photoGalleryDetail.ihtml?id=105 and www.town.southampton.ny.us/photoGalleryDetail.ihtml?id=103 for photos of the flag. From personal observation at Southampton Town Hall I can confirm that the shade of blue that appears in the photo is similar to that of the
actual flag; the so-called buff (actually looks more beige than buff) might be a little bit more tan than appears in the photo.
Ned Smith, 18 August 2005
A fairly good view of this flag can be seen at www.hbba.net/flagpole_gallery.php?directory=slides¤tPic=8. Even though a small part of the seal is hidden behind the flagpole it gives a clear illustration of what I meant about the seal.
Ned Smith, 2 September 2005
image located by Paul Bassinson, 26 April 2020
Paul Bassinson, 26 April 2020