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   13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN, 1876-ERA, ON ITS ORIGINAL STAFF, A SCARCE EXAMPLE:


 

Description:
13 star American national parade flag, printed on coarse, glazed cotton and affixed to its original wooden staff. Made to celebrate our nation�s 100-year anniversary of independence 1876, the stars are arranged in a medallion that consists of a large center star, surrounded by a wreath of eight stars, with a flanking star in each corner of the blue canton. This was a popular centennial design. While the size may seem small, it is actually a bit larger than most 1876 centennial parade flags with 13 stars. This plus a squarish profile provide for an especially nice example. 13 star flags have been used throughout our Nation�s history for a variety of purposes. Among other uses, 13 star flags were carried by soldiers during the Mexican and Civil Wars and displayed at patriotic events, including Lafayette�s visit in 1825-26, the celebration of the Nation�s Centennial in 1876, and the Sesquicentennial in 1926. The U.S. Navy used the 13 star count on small boats, not only in the 18th century, but throughout much or all of the 19th century, particularly the second half. The practice ended in 1916 following an executive order from President Woodrow Wilson. Some private ships used 13 star flags during the same period as the Navy, and the use of yachting ensigns with a wreath of 13 stars surrounding an anchor, which began in 1848, still persists today. Mounting: The beveled profile, mahogany veneered frame dates to the mid-19th century (1830 - 1860). The flag has been hand-stitched to 100% hemp fabric. 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 or (717) 676-0545
Period: 19th Century (1801-1900)
Date: 1876
Origin:
Condition: There are minor stains throughout, accompanied by moderate splits with very minor associated fabric loss. The flag shows its age in a beautiful manner. Many of my clients prefer early flags to show their age and history of use.
Measurements: Frame: 17" x 13" Flag: 4" x 6" on a 10" staff
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Web-site: http://www.jeffbridgman.com
Price: SOLD
E-mail: Inquire
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