The backstory of the Saint Paul flag is pretty sparse. There was a contest, and a St. Kate's student won with an above-average design Here's the official word on the flag, straight from the Mayor's office:
Saint Paul had a flag contest back in 1932 and Gladys Mittle was chosen as the winner of the best design of the Saint Paul flag on November 22, 1932. Her prize for the best design was $150.00. Gladys was an art student at the College of St. Kate’s.
|[Presumably, one of these women is Gladys Mittle. Image from MNHS.]|
|[Some Saint Paul flag locations.]|
If you want one of your very own, now is your chance. There really isn't any other place to get them.
Large (3' x 5') = $50
Medium (2' x 3') = $36
Note: It's totally worth it; flags fly forever.
Please order by Paypal, specify your desired size.
(If absolutely necessary, I will take a check. Please email me...)
If you live in Saint Paul, I offer bicycle flag delivery to your address. Otherwise, you'll have to pick it up from me.
I'm going to finalize the order around November 9th, so please let me know before then! (Note: that leaves plenty of time before Christmas. The Saint Paul Flag makes an ideal holiday gift.)
[See also: The Case for the Saint Paul Flag.]
Here are some examples of the Saint Paul flag flying proud:
|[Saint Paul flag in Minneapolis.]|
|[Saint Paul flag in an apartment.]|
|[Saint Paul flag in Hamline-Midway.]|
|[Saint Paul flag in the Midway.]|
|[Saint Paul flag on the East Side.]|
|[Saint Paul flag downtown.]|
|[Saint Paul flag in Lex-Ham.]|
|[Saint Paul flag on the wall at Mancinis.]|
|[Saint Paul flag in the West End.]|
|[Saint Paul flag over CHS field.]|