FLAGS AND SYMBOLS FROM 1800 TO 1900 CENTURY
FILIPINO FLAG FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ROBERT SOWADA - U.S.A.
DETAILS OF THE MYTHOLOGICAL SUN ON THE FLAG
DETAILS OF THE STAR ON THE FLAG, NOTE THE COLORS OF IT : BLUE, RED AND WHITE
FILIPINO FLAG WITH INSCRIPTION
Filipino flag in the collections of : UM Museum of Anthropology , U.S.A. the flag came from
Ifugao-Northern Luzon - Philippines.
The inscription in Tagalog language can be translate as: " young men of Bailwag, arise for the country. (Kabinataang Baliwag magba˝gon ka sa bayan.) "
The letter "Ka" is the initial of the word " Katipunan".
FILIPINO FLAG *
This Flag was captured at the skirmish of Pinauran, the "Gibraltar of Luzon", just north of San Mateo. Dec 2nd, 1900."
DETAILS OF THE FLAG
Note the mythological sun on it
FILIPINO SHOULDER STRAP **
According to Perry / Pedro Antonio Valdez Javier a great scholar this shoulder rank existed as a customized rank after the Revolution itself. he says who many Revolutionary Veterans after the Revolution made several custom made epaulettes to make their uniform pretty to display, not necessary following the standard regulation nor part of the rank and insignias.
Veterans used to march at Luneta Grandstand during pre WW2 era or even after the WW2 era during our Independence Day celebration. They used to wear their original uniform & used to attached customize designs with mitiff of the Phil. Revolution.... .
Perry also says :
" On the book "Visions of the Possible" where it also shows an old original Filipino Rayadillo, but the attached collar insignias placed there on the uniform are not the unit insignias but rather the Coat of Arms of the Philippines design after WW2 with a shield on top contains the triangle with sun and 3 stars & the shield below on left color blue & right color red. This is an example also of a non regulation and non era design placed on the uniform".
The flag at present seems to be part of the N.H.C. collections.
* Images reproduced with permission of Mrs.Kristen Olson
Curatorial Assistant Division of Anthropology American Museum of Natural History New York, U.S.A.
** Image provided by F.B. group " Pearl of the Orient : Discover old Phlippines "
* image provided by Bill Coms / Bill Combs - AGMOHIO Collections