1917 First Women Yeomans Battalion Flag
Antiques Roadshow (PBS), Phoenix Hour 1, April 19, 2010
Appraisal Value: $1,500-2,500
My first tour in the Navy, I was ensign, I went to my first command, the building we were in they were renovating, so they called us and said, “You have some trash here, come get rid of it.” I sent my sailors over to throw the stuff away. They saw this flag, it says “women” on it, I’m a woman, so they brought it to me. (chuckling) And I carted it around for the rest of my 26 years in the Navy.
The appraisal can be seen here. Since the owner is considering donating the flag, it may show up in a museum soon. A photo I posted of a 1918 group of female yeomen can be seen here.