|This unusual flag image is great for two reasons. One is the rather obvious fact that its stars are arranged in the form of the international symbol for peace, popularized in the 1960�s and early 70�s during the hippie movement and the anti-war climate that surrounded American involvement in Vietnam. But the other is the less obvious fact that it incorporates 52 stars, presumably to lobby for the inclusion of two more American-occupied territories as states, such as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
There was an effort to include Puerto Rico during this general era, as recognized by the existence of 51 star parade flags with stenciling on their hoists that reads: �N.P.P. San Juan, P.R.�. This was the mark of the New Progressive Party in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which supported U.S. statehood.
This 52 star variety is a jacket emblem, printed on cloth with an adhesive back (intact and unused), which perfectly reflects 1960�s and 70�s hippie culture. It is very visual and a nice addition to any collection of printed flags due to its unique configuration and star count.
Mounting: The solid walnut molding dates to the period between 1860 and 1890 and has excellent early surface. This is a sandwich mount between 100% hemp fabric and U.V. protective acrylic. |
Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, llc
||Phone: (717) 502-1281
||Mid 20th century 1950-79|
||There are no significant condition issues.|
||Frame: 13.5" x 17" Flag: 7.5" x 11.25"
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