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Province of Hesse-Nassau 1866-1945 (Prussia, Germany)

Provinz Hessen-Nassau

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[Hessen-Nassau Province 1892-1935 (Prussia, Germany)] 2:3
by Jaume Ollé
Flag adopted 3rd June 1892, abolished 1935

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A horizontal tricolor red-white-blue. Officially adopted 3 June 1892.

Norman Martin, April 1998

From Arndt 1979 (after images taken from Ströhl 1897) in the chapter Landesfarben der preussischen Provinzen ("colours of the Prussian provinces"):

Provinz Hessen-Nassau: Rot-Weiss-Blau (red-white-blue)
Normative Festlegung: Cabinets Ordere v. 22.10.1882 (Preuss. Staatsanz. Nr. 3, S. 143)
The image shows a horizontal tricolour red-white-blue, just like the Dutch national flag. I am not sure if that was a coincidence or deliberate.

Mark Sensen, 29 October 1999

I found today two flags (or better colours) of two former Prussian Bezirksverbände ("district communities"). The two governmental districts having a Bezirksverband were Kassel and Wiesbaden and were part of the former Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau. I do not know if there were also service flags with the coats-of-arms of these entities, but that might have happened.

I do not know when the colours of these two Bezirksverbände were adopted. Probably the decisions of the State Ministry I am speaking about mentioned these colours, but the book I found mentioned already these colours in 1922. It is possible that these colours were first adopted with the royal ordinance of 3rd June 1892 (Reichsanzeiger Nr. 143) concerning the colours of the province of Hesse-Nassau (red-white-blue). The coat of arms of this province was adopted with a decision of the State Ministry of the 7th March 1927.

Sources: Preussischer Staatsministerium (Hrsg.), Handbuch über den Preussischen Staat, Berlin, R. v. Deckers Verlag, 1922, 128. Jahrgang and 1928, 134. Jahrgang.

Pascal Vagnat, 1 December 1998

Kassel District c.1892-1935

Kassel Bezirksverband

[Kassel District (Hesse, Germany)]
by Pascal Vagnat

In 1922, the flag of the Bezirksverband Kassel was red-white in horizontal stripes. The coat of arms of the Bezirksverband or governmental district of Kassel was "azure a lion of Hesse alternatively striped gules and argent (9 stripes) tongued gules, armed and crowned (Blätterkrone) or". This was adopted with a decision of the State Ministry of the 7th March 1927.

Pascal Vagnat, 1 December 1998

Wiesbaden District c.1892-1935

Wiesbaden Bezirksverband

[Wiesbaden District (Hesse, Germany)]
by Pascal Vagnat

[In 1922] the flag of the Bezirksverband Wiesbaden was blue-orange in horizontal stripes. Note that it is quite rare to find a flag with an orange colour in the German Reich at that time.

Pascal Vagnat, 1 December 1998

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