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Conciliation humourous proposal for the new portuguese national flag (1910-1911)

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humour conciliation project
image by Jorge Candeias, 15 Jun 1998
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Description of the flag

Back in 1910, a number of different designs where proposed for the flag of the new republic, and this originated a large and not always peaceful debate. A number of conciliation projects arose in the process, and this one is a very peculiar one. It was published in some newspaper or magazine, labelled «projecto de conciliação nacional — para todos os paladares" (project for national conciliation — for all possible tastes), and I won’t even try to describe it.
Jorge Candeias, 15 Jun 1998

This is a curious flag: it’s a proposal for a new portuguese flag after the fall of the monarchy in 1910. The proposal was designed in Octuber or November of 1910. In the center the quinas were formed by playing cards (five of hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs, except the central card that is the ace of hearts).
Jaume Ollé, 4 Oct 1996

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