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English: Obverse of the Great Seal of the United States.

Extracted from PDF version of Our Flag, available here (direct PDF URL here.)


U.S. Government

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Public domain from a copyright standpoint, but other restrictions apply. 18 U.S.C. § 713 states that nobody can knowingly display any printed or other likeness of the Great Seal of the United States, or any facsimile thereof, in, or in connection with, any advertisement, poster, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, public meeting, play, motion picture, telecast, or other production, or on any building, monument, or stationery, for the purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or by any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof.

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Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. See Copyright.

Note: This only applies to works of the Federal Government and not to the work of any individual U.S. state, territory, commonwealth, county, municipality, or any other subdivision. This template also does not apply to postage stamps published by the United States Postal Service. (See 206.02(b) of Compendium II: Copyright Office Practices).

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Date/Time Dimensions User Comment
current 04:57, 28 January 2008 726×726 (742 KB) Ipankonin (gigantic fancy border)
23:30, 16 January 2008 720×720 (738 KB) Ipankonin (reduce gigantic outline on the shield)
06:39, 15 January 2008 720×720 (738 KB) Ipankonin (step gradients -> radial gradients)
05:31, 15 January 2008 720×720 (735 KB) Ipankonin (replaced some step-gradients with real SVG radial gradients)
10:34, 12 December 2007 720×720 (749 KB) Ipankonin (removed stars per [[ US State Dept.])
22:20, 14 November 2007 720×720 (763 KB) Ktims (Re-extracted from same PDF as original. Image appears identical - but file size is 1.3MB smaller.)
14:55, 28 September 2007 720×720 (2.1 MB) Clindberg (==Summary== {Information |Description={{en|Obverse of the en:Great Seal of the United States.}} |Source=Extracted from PDF version of ''Our Flag'', available [ here] (direct PDF U)
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