"We're For Smoke!"

You are looking at the first official flag of the City of Fort Worth created in 1912. This flag and other rarely seen, historic objects from the archives are now on display at the Fort Worth Public Central Library in an exhibit titled, Hidden Views.

http://www.fortworthgov.org/library/info/default.aspx?id=4172#

The exhibit was created by FW artist, Christopher Blay, who also participated in the Buzzworms in the Backyard exhibition in 2009. See his Buzzworm entry here:

http://fwcando.org/node/48

When trying to comprehend anything, context is everything, as they say. But take a look at the other photo below taken in 2010 and ask yourself if the City of Fort Worth has really changed that much in the past 99 years.

The City of FW website has a description of this and other city flags.

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-tx-fw.html

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-tx-fw.html

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