– The New Yorker
"When the world runs something new up the flagpole, scholar Whitney Smith is first to salute."
– People Magazine.
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– Annin Flag Company executive
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– Research Staff, National Geographic Magazine
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– British Association of Flag Manufacturers Newsletter
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– Time Magazine
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– President, Dettra Flag Company
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– The Observer (London)
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– Assistant Editor, Encyclopædia Britannica
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– Program Director, The Franklin Mint