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San Diego recruit depot circa 1925 - bad photo, but it does show the style of EGA used:

 

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Some clarification. If you notice I posted a close-up photo of the reverse side of the flag. If you look at the original full-size photo the eagle is facing correctly in the continents are properly aligned. In the a close up they are backwards mirror image

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Some clarification. If you notice I posted a close-up photo of the reverse side of the flag. If you look at the original full-size photo the eagle is facing correctly in the continents are properly aligned. In the a close up they are backwards mirror image

 

"doh" - that explains the oddly rotated continents. Here is your flag and the one in the Spirit of 1917 poster, reversed.

 

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Nice closeups. Yours and the poster's flag have what look like grey swirls.



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And here is a close up I photographed earlier this year in the Marine Museum collection

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And here is a close up I photographed earlier this year in the Marine Museum collection

 

 

It looks like your photo is also of the reverse side of the flag. They look very very similar dont they? Was there a tag or date marking on that flag?

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I would have to go back and check the one in the museum


Always looking for items associated with the China Marines! Visit chinamarine.org

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Another pic from same trip...more visible, it is the reverse side...no tag in memory or image...

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Bullion example...

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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And here is a close up I photographed earlier this year in the Marine Museum collection

 

Clones huh? Here's the museum flag with the San Diego Base colors.

 

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Base flag looks legitimate. That Corps color is beautiful. First one I have seen outside the National Geo illustration.

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Yes, with all of this research/evidence, I'm really liking the Base flag. What an outstanding piece!!

 

Steve


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Base flag looks legitimate. That Corps color is beautiful. First one I have seen outside the National Geo illustration.

 

The globe-circling swirls on the Base flag and museum flag are also clearly seen in the flag in the Spirit of 1917 poster. I also took another look at the flag for the Training Station in San Diego: it was photographed behind glass and hard to see, but when I enlarged it and put it next to the others, it was easy to see it also had the gray swirls. They look as though they'd be hard to replicate.

 

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