Banner

1984.097.001

Title

Banner

Identifier

1984.097.001

Date

1940-1945

Creator

Designed by Joachim Mauritsen and sewn by the Bjornson Ladies Auxiliary

Coverage

Chicago, IL

Source

Gift of the Bjornson Male Chorus

Format

Silk
Dimensions: length, 60 inches; width, 36 inches

Subject

Banner
Music
Bjornson Male Chorus

Description

The banner, which was designed by Joachim Mauritsen, was made in the early 1940s for the Bjornson Male Chorus. The chorus was formed  1924 with the mission to preserve a Nordic heritage through music.

The front of this banner features a Viking figure holding a harp. Most of this figure was created using a chain stitch, but oil paint was used to create the skin areas. There are embroidered Norwegian and American flags on the valance.

The back of the banner is a deep blue, and features the chorus emblem that was designed by Amund Njust. The sewing and embroidery of the banner was done by the Bjornsone Ladies Auxiliary.

 

 Dimensions: length, 60 inches; width, 36 inches

Collection

Citation

Designed by Joachim Mauritsen and sewn by the Bjornson Ladies Auxiliary , “Banner,” Virtual Galleries, accessed August 20, 2017, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/377.