Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Flag of the First Congress in Basel-1

Morris Harris (Jan. 25, 1874-Oct. 16, 1952) was a member of Hovevei Zion and a flag manufacturer ("Harlem Upholsterer" on 116th street New York).  In 1897 he designed the flag  of the first Zionist Congress that was held in Basel, Switzerland. He continued manufacturing these flags for many years, until he gave the design to the American Flag Company. His tombstone is at the Independent Stamford Lodge Cemetery in Darien, Connecticut.

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