Roseland Cottage

Colossal!

This giant flag with 38 stars—official from 1877 to 1890– was still flown at Roseland Cottage on the Fourth well into the 1960s. Too fragile to fly now, it’s part of Historic New England’s collection of Bowens’ July 4 decorations. Look closely to see wickets from Miss Constance’s croquet set on the lawn.