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  7 STARS, A CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER FLAG, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-1865

Available: Sold
Frame Size (H x L): 6.5" x 8"
Flag Size (H x L): 2.25" x 3.75"
Description....:
7-STAR CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER FLAG, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, 1861-1865:

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 their 13 star flags, some of their Southern counterparts waved 7, 8, & possibly 9 star flags as a subtle means of displaying their Confederate loyalties. This example is unusual among 7 star parade flags because it dates to the Civil War period (1861-1865), while most 7-star examples are post-war. In addition, the crude printing and the long arms of the stars give it better folk qualities than other varieties and thus greater visual appeal.

Mounting: The flag has been hand-stitched to 100% cotton rag mat and placed in a gilded molding that dates to the period between 1860 and 1880. Spacers keep the textile away from the glass, which is u.v. protective.
Collector Level: Intermediate-Level Collectors and Special Gifts
Flag Type: Parade flag
Star Count: 07
Earliest Date of Origin: 1861
Latest Date of Origin: 1865
State/Affiliation: The Confederacy
War Association: 1861-1865 Civil War
Price: Sold
E-mail: Inquire
 

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