Talk:List of U.S. state, district, and territorial seals

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Untitled[edit]

At this moment, only 4 of these have Wikipedia articles of their own. Can anyone create articles so that we can have a template for the seals similar to the one for the state flags?? 66.245.9.242 16:21, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)

States?[edit]

Ok, so it's the seals of the States, Terr. AND DC.... hence 48 seals.. not for the 48 states.. as they stood until 1959.

Dacota Ter. was made of BOTH North and South Dakota... further DC is included.. and yea, its approximately 2/3rds of the pre-1959 48 were states in 1876.

Further this document was comissioned for the Centennial. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.247.232.99 (talk) 01:15, 4 November 2008 (UTC)


JPG and PNG[edit]

Someone has been copying the original JPG format seals into PNG. Their file sizes are usually larger than the originals. And the source information has seldom been included. The source information is very important. Mackerm 07:17, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Center[edit]

The text below the seals might look better centered. What's the syntax for that? CoolGuy 18:12, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

I just fixed that using the "center" tag. I couldn't find a better way to do it since the "gallery" tag doesn't seem to support any options --CapitalR 06:36, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:New Hampshire state seal.png[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Seal-of-Michigan.png[edit]

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Image copyright problem with Image:Connecticut state seal.png[edit]

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Resolved.[edit]

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Awg1010 (talk) 21:14, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Double-sided seals[edit]

Is it worth pointing out that some states, such as Maryland, have double-sided seals? The gallery shows only one side. 38.100.35.16 (talk) 21:58, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

I see user "Iloveseals" thinks it cute to replace all the US seals with pictures of the marine animal. Reverting this change back.... -- cmiller1982 xx:xx 26 Jan 2009 (UTC)

Perrow[edit]

I think the page would look better if each of the galleries were displayed with five seals in each row. This is especially important for the states and territories because the current —4 seal rows— makes these galleries display with empty cells, giving the impression that either the page is incomplete or that some of the jurisdictions do not use seals. Awg1010 (talk) 21:38, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi, it's me again! And another dumb question![edit]

What are they made of? --62.216.120.76 (talk) 16:57, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Shouldn't that be mentioned there? Or is this just a gallery? --62.216.120.76 (talk) 17:05, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

State Coats of Arms[edit]

Would someone be willing to work with me on creating a similar page for coats of arms. 13 States have officially adopted a coat of arms seperate from their Seal, and we have all the arms ready on Commons. Please let me know. Fry1989 (talk) 21:27, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Northwest and Indiana Territories[edit]

Public domain seals of these two territories can be found at p86 of The history of Detroit and Michigan, or, The metropolis illustrated (1884) [1]. e.g. [2][3] John Vandenberg (chat) 05:00, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

seals from 1892[edit]

U. S. "snap shots" (1892)[4] contains a lot of state seals. I've listed most of them below, but more may be found by going to the name of the state which appears in alphabetical order. John Vandenberg (chat) 06:07, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Using historic insignia for Minnesota[edit]

It seems preferable, both from an an aesthetic perspective and an informational perspective, to use the historic emblem for Minnesota in place of the non-free state seal. While it is not the great seal per se, it contains the primary graphic element of the seal, and thus conveys more information than the alternative, an "image removed" template. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dyskutant (talkcontribs) 19:09, 5 January 2018 (UTC)