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Puerto Rico Maritime Province 1845-1898

by Jose' Carlos Alegria

Obsolete Colonial Registration Ensign. The difference between the European provinces and those from overseas territories are that the previous were rectangular, while the later were swallotail flags. Ratio: 3:5.
Jose C. Alegria, 5 November 1999

Grito de Lares Flag

[Grito de Lares flag]
pale yellow star version
by Rick Wyatt, 5 August 1998

white star (Lares flag) version
by Blas Delgado

This is the Grito de Lares flag, used 23 September 1868 during an unsuccessful revolt against Spanish government. The flag is still preserved at the University of Puerto Rico. Even though all written material speaks of the star as white, according to Whitney Smith, who has seen the flag, the star is unmistakably pale yellow.
Dave Martucci, 6 March 1998

Francisco A. Scarano in "Puerto Rico Cinco Siglos de Historia" a generally recognized textbook, on p. 432 has a B&W photo of a man and woman holding the flag. They are not identified, but on p. 442 there is a photo of a woman (older) who is almost certainly the same and she is identified as Mariana Braccetti with the mention "Bordó la bandera de Lares." That is, "She embroidered the flag of Lares."
Anna Stone Jimanez, 31 October 1998

An inland town wherein an unsuccessful rebellion was prematurely staged against the Spanih government in September 23, 1868. The Lares flag, intended to become the national flag of the Republic, was designed by Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances and embroidered by Mrs. Mariana "Golden Hand" Bracetti. This layout in turn honors their liaison to the Antillean Confederacy and nationalist forces in the Dominican Republic, where Dr. Betances had been exiled to.
Juan Vaquer Jr, 26 Febuary 1999 and Peter J. Torres, 26 March 2002

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