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A Flag, An Anthem, A Courthouse. By Christopher English, Melvin Baker, John Joy, and Shane O’Dea (2001)



People often give voice to their identity by constructing public monuments which express pride in past achievements and signal future hopes and intentions. This urge towards self-definition was especially marked in St. John’s at the turn of the century…Public buildings, memorial crosses, a flag, a national anthem, a trans-island railway, and modernized harbours expressed a complementary self-awareness. Their creators wished to present themselves as confident, progressive, and modern yet solid, responsible, and alert to the debt preceding generations. Illustrations throughout.

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Weight .125 kg
Dimensions 22 × 18 × 0.5 cm