Created 43 years ago, the is the most widely recognized symbol of around the world.

The first two rainbow flags  and fabricated by a team of volunteers for the 1978 Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco.

Measuring nearly 30-feet-by 60 feet, the enormous banners flew over United Nations Plaza. But the following year, one was stolen and the other was believed lost.

More than four decades later, a remnant of one of those two original flags measuring nearly 30-feet-by-13-feet has been .

On Friday, the historic artifact was added to the Gilbert Baker Collection at the  in San Francisco.

It will be the centerpiece of the exhibition “.”