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   7 STARS, 1861-1876, CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER, A RARE LARGE SIZE COMPARED TO OTHER EXAMPLES


 

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7 STARS, 1861-1876, CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER, A RARE LARGE SIZE COMPARED TO OTHER EXAMPLES:

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 13 star flags and flags with the full star count, some of their Southern counterparts waved 7, 8, & possibly 9 star flags as a subtle means of displaying their Confederate loyalties.

Some of these little parade flags date to the Civil War period. Others were made post-war and were used both during and after Reconstruction. This particular example is possibly war-period (1861-65), but may be post war, dating to the 1876 centennial era. 7-star flags are relatively scarce in any form, but are particularly so in this large size. The size may not seem large, but it is the largest known variety. Most 7-star parade flags are less than three inches in length.

Take note of the additional blue printing at the hoist end, where the flag would have been attached to its original wooden staff. This represents the beginning of another flag that was printed beside it on the same bolt of fabric.

Mounting: The gilded molding dates to the period between 1830 and 1860. The flag has been hand-stitched to 100% cotton, black in color, that has been washed to reduce 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: 1861-1876
Origin: American
Condition: see description
Measurements: flag: 3.5" x 6", frame: 8.5" x 11"
Inventory Other Inventory by this Dealer
Web-site: http://www.jeffbridgman.com
Price: SOLD
E-mail: Inquire
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