Author Results for H.G. Carr

Pirate Flags

By H.G. Carr

Information about the flags flown by pirates is limited for the most part to the illustrations used by artists in their painting of pirate ships. The author’s research indicates that a black flag decorated with one of a number of designs, usually anatomical or skeletal, was the most popular. A red flag was sometimes used […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

Barge Flags of the City Livery Companies of London

By H.G. Carr

Water processions and pageants on the Thames were common between the 15th and 17th centuries. The Lord Mayor of London, the Sheriffs and the City Livery Companies were regularly required to attend on sovereigns, princes and important visitors as they plied the river. Flags and music helped render these events imposing and attractive. Details are […] Read More

Filed under: Early Modern | Eighteenth Century | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Sledge Flags: Their Origin and Development

By H.G. Carr

A quick look at the use of flags on the sledges used in polar exploration with illustrations of some of the flags used. The author describes when such flags were first used and lists the names of the sledges and their commanders. The article describes their use on celebratory occasions. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Arctic | Antarctic
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration

Flags of National Life-Boat Societies

By H.G. Carr

Between the establishment of the British Life-Boat Service in 1824 and the publication of this paper in 1939, national life-boat services were established in seventeen other countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Norway, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Spain, Russia, Turkey and the USA (together with two services in Sweden). Full names and […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Baltic | North Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Mediterranean | Pacific
Subjects include: Lifesaving & Coastguard