American Heraldry

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Great Seal of the United States, Seal of the United States Senate, Guidon, Seal of the United States Department of the Treasury, United States Army Institute of Heraldry, Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, Department of the Army Seal and Emblem, American Heraldry Society, American College of Heraldry and Arms, John de Havilland, College ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Great Seal of the United States, Seal of the United States Senate, Guidon, Seal of the United States Department of the Treasury, United States Army Institute of Heraldry, Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, Department of the Army Seal and Emblem, American Heraldry Society, American College of Heraldry and Arms, John de Havilland, College of Arms Foundation, Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Heraldic Registry, Augustan Society. Excerpt: Great Seal of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The design on the obverse (or front) of the seal is the coat of arms of the United States. The shield, though sometimes drawn incorrectly, has two main differences from the American flag. First, it has no stars on the blue chief (though other arms based on it do: the chief of the arms of the United States Senate may show 13 or 50, and the shield of the 9/11 Commission has, sometimes, 50 mullets on the chief). Second, unlike the American flag, the outermost stripes are white, not red; so as not to violate the heraldic rule of tincture. The supporter of the shield is a bald eagle with its wings outstretched (or "displayed," in heraldic terms). From the eagle's perspective, it holds a bundle of 13 arrows in its left talon, (referring to the 13 original states), and an olive branch in its right talon, together symbolizing that the United States of America has "a strong desire for peace, but will always be ready for war." (see Olive Branch Petition). Although not specified by law, the olive branch is usually depicted with 13 leaves and 13 olives, again representing the 13 original states. The eagle has its head turned towards the olive branch, said to symbolize a p... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=65508

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  • ISBN-13: 9781157629764
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/4/2010
  • Pages: 30
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.06 (d)

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