Oh, Dallas, I Found Our Long-lost, Never-before-seen, 100-year-old City Flag

It has been hiding in plain sight for as long as its (now-former) owner can remember, hanging in her booth in a Lakewood antique store — a stained, faded, threadbare pennant passed over and over and over by customers who didn't even think it worth a lousy 15 bucks. "There's no telling where or when I picked it up," Lu Smith said Wednesday when I called to ask a few more questions about my weekend purchase.Smith, a collector of Dallas antiques for decades, has a spot at Curiosities in Lakewood from which she sells her homegrown antiques: ashtrays and staplers branded with the monikers of long-gone businesses, decades-old maps, Dallas Railway & Terminal Co. trolley tokens (well, until I bought them all), and other museum-quality Dallas-related ephemera. You might also know her as the former owner of and genial host at the Inwood Lounge.  Continue reading...

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