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Maryland State Flag

The Maryland state flag is complex design borrowed from the first Lord Baltimore's, George Calvert, family coat of arms. The upper left and lower right corners of the flag contain the Calvert family coat of arms, a black and gold design with six vertical bands in the Maryland state colors. The upper right and lower left cantons reveal a red and white design from the Crossland coat of arms in honor of George Calvert's mother who was a Crossland.