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   36 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFULLY ELONGATED FORMAT, CIVIL WAR ERA, 1864-67, NEVADA STATEHOOD:


 

Description:
Entirely hand-sewn, 36 star American national flag with beautifully elongated proportions. The stars of the flag are arranged in a medallion configuration. This consists of a large center star, surrounded by two consecutive wreaths of stars, with a single star flanking in each corner, outside the basic pattern. The color of the canton is a rich, royal blue, which adds yet another attractive element to the flag's striking presentation. The canton and deep scarlet red stripes are made of blanket or clothing grade, gabardine wool, while the white stripes and stars are made of oxford cotton. There is no formal sleeve or binding like many flags with sewn construction. Instead, extra fabric was left at the hoist, where it was wrapped and bound around a twisted cotton rope. Note how the blue canton is seamed in three parts. This is because the fabric wasn�t wide enough off the bolt to span the necessary width of the canton. A full length was used to construct the lower portion of the register and two smaller pieces were sewn next to one another, above it. 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, with the addition of Nebraska. Mounting: The flag was hand-stitched to 100% silk organza for support on every seam and throughout the star field. It was then 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
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Condition: See Item Description
Measurements: Frame: 61.25" x 106.5" Flag: 50.25" x 95"
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Web-site: http://www.jeffbridgman.com
Price: SOLD
E-mail: Inquire
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