Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE, PAINTED IN OIL ON CANVAS, IN AN IMPRESSIVE SCALE, AFTER THE 1851 PAINTING BY EMANUEL LEUTZE; FOUND IN A HOUSE APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE FROM WHERE THE CELEBRATED EVENT TOOK PLACE, PROBABLY PAINTED FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: pnt-173

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY PENNANT WITH "BILL THE GOAT" MASCOT AND WHIMSICAL LETTERING, circa 1930-1950’s

Web ID: pat-743

SAILOR’S SOUVENIR EMBROIDERY FROM THE WITH A FLYING, WARLIKE EAGLE SUPERIMPOSED ON A CANTED FEDERAL SHIELD & CROSSED AMERICAN FLAGS, BENEATH A STREAMER WITH THE LATIN MOTTO “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” INTERSPERSED WITH 13 STARS, circa 1890-1910

Web ID: pat-734

EXTRAORDINARY MARINE CORPS RECRUITMENT POSTER BY SIDNEY RIESENBERG (1885-1971), WITH SHARPLY APPOINTED OFFICERS STROLLING IN AN EXOTIC LOCAL, LIKELY DERNA OR MARRAKESH (i.e., “THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI”), circa 1913-1918

Web ID: pat-705

ELABORATE SAILOR’S SOUVENIR EMBROIDERY FROM THE ORIENT WITH A BEAUTIFUL HAND-PAINTED IMAGE OF WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE, SURROUNDED BY A LARGE EAGLE, FEDERAL SHIELD, CROSSED FLAGS, A CANNON, CANNONBALLS, AND ANCHOR, circa 1885-1910

Web ID: pat-663

CIVIL WAR PERIOD OR PRIOR NAVYMAN’S FROCK AND JACK TAR HAT WITH ELABORATE PATRIOTIC AND NAUTICAL DECORATION, LIKELY THE BEST EXAMPLES OF EACH TO HAVE SURVIVED IN PRIVATE HANDS

Web ID: pat-428

JAPANESE-MADE PARADE FLAG IN THE RISING SUN FORMAT, THAT SERVED AS THE WAR FLAG OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY FROM 1889-1945, MADE DURING AMERICAN OCCUPATION (1945-1952)

Web ID: ofj-997

CANADIAN RED ENSIGN WITH THE ARMS OF CANADA, IN THE DESIGN ADOPTED IN 1922, IN USE UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 1957; THIS EXAMPLE LIKELY MADE circa 1920’s – 1940’s

Web ID: ofj-988

EXTREMELY EARLY KERCHIEF WITH A CHART OF 152 INTERNATIONAL MARITME FLAGS, PRINTED ON CLOTH, circa 1837-1845, WITH A 26 STAR AMERICAN FLAG AT THE TOP LEFT

Web ID: ker-252

BRITISH UNION FLAG OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY, WITH BRILIANT AND UNUSUAL, COBALT BLUE COLORATION, AND A SIMPLIFIED, FOLK STYLE, WITH INCORRECT PROPORTIONS IN THE CROSSES OF ST. ANDREW & SAINT PATRICK, circa 1918-1952

Web ID: BRITj-833

ONE OF THE THREE EARLIEST BRITISH UNION JACKS THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN PRIVATE HANDS, 1801-1835

Web ID: BRITj-824

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE IN SEPTEMBER OF 1943, DURING WWII, AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, WITH ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS LONG-TERM USE

Web ID: 48j-1063

AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN FROM A WWII SUBMARINE, WITH ENDEARING WEAR FROM LONG-TERM USE; THE FLAG MADE IN JANUARY, 1944 AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA; BROUGHT HOME BY GUNNER’S MATE 2ND CLASS, JAY J. BURKINS OF LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: 48j-1048

RARE & BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH IMAGES OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND HIS GREAT WHITE FLEET, 1907-1909, EX-RICHARD PIERCE COLLECTION

Web ID: 46j-906

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH OVERPRINTED ADVERTISING FOR ONE OF ONLY FIVE AMERICAN OPERAS WRITTEN DURING THE 19TH CENTURY: “SHIP AHOY!”; THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE

Web ID: 44-004

36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG & MATCHING 6 STAR HOMEWARD BOUND PENNANT, (NEVADA STATEHOOD), 1864-1867

Web ID: 36j-934

36 EIGHT-POINTED STARS IN MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, ON AN OCEAN BLUE CANTON THAT RESTS ON THE WAR STRIPE; A SPECTACULAR CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG FROM THE TINCLAD GUNBOAT "GENERAL GRANT," THAT SERVED ON THE TENNESSEE RIVER IN DEFENSE OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Web ID: 36j-929

29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR, RECTANGULAR MEDALLION WITH 4 STARS INSIDE THE PERIMETER AND A HUGE CENTER STAR ON AN OPEN BLUE EXPANSE; AMONG THE RAREST OF ALL KNOWN STAR COUNTS ON PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES, IOWA STATEHOOD, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD; EXHIBITED FROM JUNE – SEPTEMBER, 2021 AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Web ID: 29j-816

18 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STRIPES, A “DISUNION” FLAG, MADE WITH AN ABOLITIONIST MESSAGE, circa 1859-1861, EXCLUDING THE SLAVE STATES; WITH A 19TH STAR ADDED ON THE OBVERSE; OWNED BY HARVARD-TRAINED, MASSACHUSETTS PHYSICIAN BENJAMIN CUSHING, WHO VOLUNTEERED AS A U.S. ARMY SURGEON, DEVOID OF RANK OR PAY, STATIONED AT FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA, ‘CONTRABAND CAMP’ FOR ESCAPING SLAVES AND THE ONLY UNION-CONTROLLED, FORTIFIED BASE IN THE UPPER SOUTH

Web ID: 18j-805

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN FLAG WITH AN APPLIQUÉD FEDERAL EAGLE AND 14 STARS, MADE IN THE 1850’s BY RENOWNED FLAG MAKER SARAH McFADDEN, “THE BESTY ROSS OF NEW YORK,” FOR THE HUDSON RIVER STEAMSHIP “DELAWARE,” LAUNCHED, 1852; CONSCRIPTED INTO FEDERAL SERVICE BY THE U.S. NAVY AS A CIVIL WAR GUNBOAT IN 1860 (RENAMED U.S.S. DELAWARE, 1861-1865); SOLD TO THE U.S. REVENUE MARINE, WHERE IT SERVED FOR 38 YEARS (1865-1903), FIRST AS U.S.R.C. DELAWARE, THEN AS THE U.S.R.C. LOUIS McCLANE

Web ID: 14j-813

 


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