Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

34 STARS ON A HOMEMADE AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, THE SMALLEST I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED AMONG PIECED-AND-SEWN WOOL EXAMPLES, AN EXTRAORDINARY FIND, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34c-803

33 STARS, MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, 1859-1861

Web ID: 33j-857

33 HAPHAZARDLY PLACED STARS AND 11 STRIPES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1859-1861, OREGON STATEHOOD, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE WAR'S OPENING YEAR

Web ID: 33j-856

1860 CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG WITH 33 STARS IN A PENTAGON MEDALLION AND AN INTRIGUING ABBREVIATION OF LINCOLN'S NAME, ATTRIBUTED TO H.C. HOWARD, PHILADELPHIA

Web ID: 33j-853

33 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, A RARE AND EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE WAR'S OPENING YEAR, 1859-1861, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-850

33 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN, WITH WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT

Web ID: 33j-844

33 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON A LARGE SCALE PARADE FLAG, AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE, OREGON STATEHOOD, 1859-1861

Web ID: 33j-843

33 GILT-PAINTED STARS IN THREE DIFFERENT SIZES, ARRANGED IN AN INVERTED "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, ON AN ENTIRELY SILK FLAG; AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE, PROBABLY MADE FOR A STATE MILITIA UNIT, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, 1859-1861, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-841

CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1860 PRESIDENTIAL RUN OF NORTHERN DEMOCRAT STEPHEN DOUGLAS, WITH 31 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION AND BOLD LETTERING IN A SERPENTINE FORMAT, THE ONLY EXAMPLE PRESENTLY KNOWN IN THIS LARGE SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS

Web ID: 31j-845

31 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH THE WORD "VIRGINIA" PAINTED IN THE STRIPES, A PRE-CIVIL WAR FLAG, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, PART OF A SERIES OF THESE FLAGS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN USED AT THE WIGWAM CONVENTION (THE 1860 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION) IN CHICAGO

Web ID: 31j-843

31 STARS IN A RARE PENTAGON MEDALLION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE JOHN BELL OF TENNESSEE, WHO RAN AGAINST ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL UNION TICKET, PROBABLY MADE BY H.C. HOWARD IN PHILADELPHIA

Web ID: 31j-840

31 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH THE WORD "CALIFORNIA" PAINTED IN THE STRIPES, A PRE-CIVIL WAR FLAG, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, PART OF A SERIES OF THESE FLAGS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN USED AT THE WIGWAM CONVENTION (THE 1860 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION) IN CHICAGO

Web ID: 31j-830

SILK, CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG WITH "GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS" GILT-PAINTED IN WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT, INSIDE A RING OF 20 STARS THAT EXCLUDES THE SOUTHERN STATES, WITH A FEDERAL EAGLE ON THE REVERSE; APPARENTLY DISPLAYED POST-WAR, AT WHICH TIME A PAINTED PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS APPLIED OVER THE UNIT NICKNAME; THIS ALMOST CERTAINLY OCCURRED IN 1877, WHEN A GIANT CELEBRATION WAS HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON ( VERMONT ), AND HONOR A VISIT OF PRESIDE

Web ID: 20j-806

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 16 STARS, MADE DURING THE MID-19TH CENTURY, PERHAPS DURING THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-65) TO GLORIFY TENNESSEE AS THE 16TH STATE

Web ID: 16j-806

15 STARS, MADE EITHER TO CELEBRATE KENTUCKY STATEHOOD OR TO GLORIFY THE SOUTH, 1863-1865, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, EXTREMELY RARE

Web ID: 15j-814

13 HAND-SEWN STARS, IN AN OVAL VERSION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: 13j-1473

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH 13 STARS IN A 4-5-4 CONFIGURATION, IN THE SMALLEST REGULATION SIZE RECORDED BY THE NAVY DURING THIS GENERAL ERA

Web ID: 13j-1458

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR, U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN WITH A 4-5-4 CONFIGURATION, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN 1850 AND THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR (1861-63)

Web ID: 13j-1444

13 STARS IN A 4-5-4 PATTERN, ON A FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH BEAUTIFUL COLORATION AND IN A TINY SCALE AMONGST ITS PIECED-AND-SEWN COUNTERPARTS

Web ID: 13j-1346

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN 13 STAR FLAG WITH A 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, ONE OF A TINY HANDFUL OF PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES WITH THIS EXTRAORDINARILY RARE STAR DESIGN, MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR ERA

Web ID: 13j-1295

 


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