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Albany has always been proud of its roots as an early Dutch settlement. Upon hearing of the devastating effects of World War II on the town of Nijmegen, Holland, the people of Albany “adopted” the city and sent boatloads of food, clothes, and supplies to its citizens for three years. In return the townsfolk sent back 21,000 tulip bulbs. “Because my people have no more to give,” said one Dutchman, “this flower comes right out of their hearts and its beauty expresses their deep gratitude.” A WWII veteran himself, Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd declared the tulip Albany’s official flower. The first annual Tulip Festival was held in 1949 and continues to this day.
Measurements from Large: 22" Chest, 27" Sleeve, 30" Body
Material: 100% Cotton
Printed in Albany, New York