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36 star American national flag of the Civil War era, printed on coarse, glazed cotton. The 36th state, Nevada, entered the Union during the Civil War on October 31st, 1864. The last Confederate general surrendered on May 26th, 1865. The 36 star flag became official on July 4th of that year, but makers of printed flags would have begun adding a 36th star to their flags in 1864, even before the addition of the new state occurred. Lincoln pushed Nevada through just 8 days before the November election. Nevada�s wealth in silver was attractive to a nation struggling with the debts of war and increased support for the Republican ticket. The 36 star flag was replaced by the 37 star flag in 1867, following the addition of Nebraska. Parade flags were generally meant for one day�s use at a parade, political event, or rally of some nature, but this flag was obviously flown for an extended period. A considerable degree of fading and staining throughout, accompanied by a moderate hole in the third white stripe, provide for an endearing, well-worn appearance. Mounting: The flag has been hand-stitched to 100% cotton twill, black in color, which was 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. The mount was placed in a black-painted, hand-gilded and distressed Italian molding. The front is U.V. protective acrylic.
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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: 1864-1867
Condition: There is moderate to significant fading in both the blue canton and the stripes. There is minor to moderate foxing and staining throughout, accompanied by a few, small, more significant stains in the canton and beneath it. There is moderate loss at the end of the 4th, 5th, and 6th white stripes. Fabric of similar coloration was placed behind the flag, both for masking purposes and to strengthen its overall color against the black background. Many of my clients prefer early flags to show their age and history of use.
Measurements: Frame: 39" x 54.25" Flag: 28" x 43.5"
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Price: SOLD
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