Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Historic Hertford Mural features Confederate Solider saluting Flag



While visiting the coastal city of Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, was intrigued to see this historical mural along Church Street in the downtown area.  The mural was painted in 1983 and is comprised of many images of Hertford's History.  The feature which first caught my eye was the large Confederate battle flag in the upper right hand corner, being saluted by a soldier in gray.  Other images include Indians, Pilgrims, seagulls, local landmark buildings and the town symbol, a turtle on a log.  I was a both puzzled and a bit amused to see that a New York Yankees baseball cap is at the lower left hand corner of the Confederate flag.  Is there some significance to this, of was it just put there by the whimsy of the artist?    If you know more about the mural, please leave a response.

2 comments:

  1. Hertford is birthplace and hometown of the late Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, who ended his career with a couple of world championships for the NY Yankees. The Yankees cap is a tribute to Hunter, although Catfish was about as a Southern boy as there is. Deo Vindice.

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  2. If you were to drive by this wall now you would see that it has been painted over. None of it is there anymore. Sad sad sad.

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