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   7 STARS IN A VERY RARE HEXAGON MEDALLION, CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, 1861-1865:


 

Description:
7 star American parade flag, printed on coarse, glazed cotton, made to commemorate the first wave of Confederate States that seceded from the Union on February 4th, 1861. Texas was the 7th of these states, which also included, in order, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. While Northern children waved their 13 star flags, some of their Southern counterparts waved 7, 8, & 9 star flags as a subtle means of displaying their Confederate loyalties. This example is unusual among 7 star parade flags because it dates to the Civil War period (1861-1865), while most 7-star examples are post-war. But perhaps the best feature of this flag is its rarity among known examples. There are plenty of 7-star parade flags, most of them post-war, but almost none of them are known with this very rare configuration of stars. One may note its similarity to traditional, round medallion designs, but here the edges are flattened into a hexagon. Mounting: The gilded American molding dates to the period between 1840 and 1870. The flag has been hand-stitched to 100% cotton twill, black in color, which was washed to remove excess dye. An acid-free agent was added to the wash to further set the dye and the fabric was heat-treated for the same purpose. Spacers keep the textile away from the glass, which is U.V. protective.
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Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, llc
Contact   Jeff Bridgman Phone: (717) 502-1281
Period: 19th Century (1801-1900)
Date: 1861-1865
Origin:
Condition: There are no significant condition issues.
Measurements: Frame: 8.5" x 13.25" Flag: 2.25" x 3.75" on 8" staff
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Web-site: http://www.jeffbridgman.com
Price: SOLD
E-mail: Inquire
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