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1913: In the state ensign the sun is only as tall
as the white stripe, and it is closer to the hoist.
1941: Same as today.
Nathan Augustine, 05 Dec 1995
Does this mean that once the sun was not «only as tall
as the white stripe», i.e., it was wider? Because
the current flag has the sun definitely slightly smaller
than the white stripe...
António Martins, 14 May 1999
In Meyers Konversations-Lexikon [mkl97],
there is a plate with flags of the states, and accompanying it a list
with descriptions of flags (in German): «Republic of Argentina:
Blue-white-blue horizontal. The white has a golden sun in first third
of the white stripe.»
Zeljko Heimer, 16 Sep 1996
On an 1864 flag chart, Argentina however is shown
with a (very) offset "sun of May".
Santiago Dotor, 29 Dec 1999
The argentine state ensign had an off set sun in
1913-1941. Both references are older (1897 and 1864),
but perhaps this flag goes back several years as a
variant or with other meaning (merchant ensign?).
António Martins, 31 Dec 1999