|36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG & MATCHING 6 STAR HOMEWARD BOUND PENNANT, (NEVADA STATEHOOD), 1864-1867
|Frame Size (H x L):||84" x 115.25"|
|Flag Size (H x L):||flag - 65" x 102", pennant - 3.5" x 112"|
|Due to its wealth in silver and increased support of the Republican, anti-slavery ticket, Lincoln pushed Nevada through to statehood on October 31st, 1864, during the Civil War and just 8 days before the November election. This 36 star, merino wool flag displays a highly unusual, widely-spaced, double-wreath of stars around a single, center star, with a trio of stars in each corner. Accompanying the flag is a 6-star commission or “homeward bound” pennant, flown at the topmast of a ship, made of the same fine fabrics.
Provenance: Exhibited from June 12th – September 6th, 2021 at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, in an exhibit entitled “Flags & Founding Documents.” The flag portion of this, curated by Jeff Bridgman, featured 43 flags that span American history as we progressed from 13 to 50 stars, with a particular focus on not only flags that display the anticipated and/or actual addition of states, but the subtraction of both Union and Slave States during the Antebellum and the Civil War periods.
Merino wool with cotton stars, linen or hemp hoist binding.
|Collector Level:||Flags for the truest Patriots. My best offerings|
|Flag Type:||Sewn flag|
|Earliest Date of Origin:||1864|
|Latest Date of Origin:||1867|
|War Association:||1861-1865 Civil War|
|Price:||Please call (717) 676-0545 or (717) 502-1281|