|45 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE 1896-1908 PERIOD, WITH A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, REFLECTS UTAH STATEHOOD
|Frame Size (H x L):||10.5" x 14"|
|Flag Size (H x L):||4.5" x 7.75"|
|45 star American national parade flag, printed on coarse, glazed cotton. The stars, which are arranged in offset linear rows of 8-7-8-7-8-7, are oriented so that one point is directed upright throughout, so that they appear in what one might say is the expected fashion. Note the interesting, cornflower blue color of the canton, which is especially attractive.
Utah became the 45th state in 1896. It had been attempting to gain statehood for many years, but remained a territory, primarily due to the fact that the Mormon Church and Utah authorities continued to be openly tolerant of polygamy. In 1890, Mormon Church President Wilford Woodruff published a manifesto that denounced the contract of “any marriages forbidden by the law of the land”. This gave way to Utah’s 1896 acceptance.
Although this technically remained the official star count until July 3rd, 1908, the 45 star flag was generally used from that year until 1907, when Oklahoma joined the Union. Due to the Spanish-American War (1898) and Teddy Roosevelt’s famous world tour of the “White Fleet” (launched in 1907), this was an extremely patriotic period.
Mounting: The flag was mounted and framed within our own conservation department, which is led by expert staff. We take great care in the mounting and preservation of flags and have framed thousands of examples.
The background is 100% hemp fabric, ivory in color. The antique, Arts & Crafts era, acid-washed, oak molding is of the same period as the flag. Spacers keep the textile away from the glass, which is U.V. protective. Feel free to contact us for more details.
Condition: There is minor misprinting, but there are no serious condition issues.
|Collector Level:||Beginners and Holiday Gift Giving|
|Flag Type:||Parade flag|
|Earliest Date of Origin:||1896|
|Latest Date of Origin:||1908|
|War Association:||1898 Spanish American War|
|Price:||Please call (717) 676-0545 or (717) 502-1281|