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Troy, New York (U.S.)

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[Flag of Troy, New York] located by Ned Smith, 21 August 2005

The flag of the city can be seen at which shows a large version hung on a wall. The flag is a vertical triband of red/white/red and has TROY, N.Y. and an emblem on the white stripe. The emblem looks like a seal, and has an Uncle Sam top hat on it. It may be the current seal of the city, but I cannot confirm that or find an image of the seal.
Ned Smith, 21 August 2005

Troy is the 'birthplace' of the "Uncle Sam" character. During the US Civil War, a meatpacker in Troy shipped meat to the Union army, and the crates were stamped US for, of course, United States. The soldiers started to say that the meat came from 'our Uncle Sam.' And as they say, "the rest is history."
Terence Martin, 4 January 2006

See for more details on the history.
Al Kirsch, 4 January 2006

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

[Flag of Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute, New York] located by Francisco Santos, 5 March 2003

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The school flag was redesigned in 1994 and incorporates many of the elements in the elements in the Institute's original coat of arms.
Francisco Santos, 5 March 2003

Just for the record, I have seen the flag of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute flying, and it really does have those strong black lines.
John Ayer, 7 March 2003