The Flag of Liberia bears a close resemblance to the flag of the United States with the horizontal, alternating, red and white stripes with, an albeit, single white star in a blue canton in the upper left corner of the flag. Symbolically, the representation references the origins of the countries from which the freed American and ex-Caribbean slaves departed. The Liberian flag was adopted April 26, 1847. The country name is inscribed at the top left, just outside of the canton. The material for the flag, the glazed, printed muslin, suggests that this flag was probably made during the late 1800s. It measures 11 3/4 x 17 inches.
The overall condition of the flag is good, with a few holes, as illustrated, and lightly soiled. The flag is tacked twice at the top and once at the bottom. The frame is cracked or missing pieces, as illustrated.