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J. H. Brown & Co.

[J. H. Brown & Co.]  by Joe McMillan

J. H. Brown & Co., Providence
The same family that endowed Brown University in Providence. The flag is the same as that of Texas, but John H. Brown was already sending ships to China as early as 1787, so there is presumably no connection.

Source: Painting in collection of Peabody Essex Museum, at, follow links to library.

Joe McMillan, 4 September 2001

Johnes & Johnson

[Johnes & Johnson]  by Joe McMillan

Johnes & Johnson, New York
Mid 19th century firm. Flag a white burgee with blue upper and lower edges and the initials "JJ."
Source:  chart of "Private Signals of the Merchants of New York"

Joe McMillan, 25 October 2001