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image by Masao Okazaki, 19 October 2023
based on image located by Valentin Poposki, 1 March 2006 and photo
Based on www.diamondcity200.org/symbols.htm it appears the flag is white, the diamond is green, and the beehive is a reddish brown (perhaps natural color). The bees appear golden, and the letters red or brown.
Valentin Poposki, 1 March 2006
According to this
document entitled City Flags of Pennsylvania, the flag of Wilkes-Barre was
passed by resolution of the councils on August 13, 1907. The resolution
describes the flag as, "A field of pure white, rectangular in form, of which the
length shall be one and one-half times its width; in the middle of said field a
green diamond, properly proportioned, bearing in gold (slightly above the
center) a bee hive, and beneath the bee hive the words 'Wilkes-Barré' in gold
letters, slightly curving upward." This flag was approved on August 22, 1907
(not the same as being passed).
The flag was previously used at the city's celebrations of 1906, the 100th anniversary of gaining borough status.
Daniel Rentería, 6 October 2023
The current flag can be seen in this photo:
Masao Okazaki, 6 October 2023
Some links to photos:
Masao Okazaki, 23 October 2023
image located by Paul Bassinson, 22 November 2019
Paul Bassinson, 22 November 2019