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The Jolly Roger Flag

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:00AM

The Jolly Roger flag was used by a ship’s crew to identify themselves as pirates. The pirates hoped the flags would serve as an intimidation method, frightening the victims enough to surrender without a fight. Most people associate the Jolly Roger flag today as a skull above two long bones arranged in an X. The following photo blog will be split into a two part series featuring the most popular pirate flags from the Golden Age of Piracy.

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