|1852-1860 RED, WHITE, AND BLUE FLAG MADE BY SARAH McFADDEN IN NEW YORK FOR THE STEAMSHIP ‘DELAWARE,’ CONSCRIPTED INTO FEDERAL SERVICE TO BECOME A CIVIL WAR GUN BOAT (U.S.S. DELAWARE, 1861-1865), THEN A U.S. REVENUE CUTTER (U.S.R.C. DELAWARE, (1865-1903); RE-NAMED THE U.S.R.C. LOUIS MCLANE (1873)
|Frame Size (H x L):||Approx. 60" x 84"|
|Flag Size (H x L):||47.75" x 72"|
|1852-1860 flag with a white ground, featuring a red, hand-sewn, single-appliqued eagle, surrounded by 14, hand-sewn, indigo blue stars, inscribed "Delaware" along the hoist binding; Made by Sarah Mc Fadden of New York City (the 'Betsy Ross of New York') for the 1852 Steamboat 'Delaware,' conscripted into federal service to become Civil War gun boat U.S.S. Delaware (1861-1865), then a U.S. Revenue Cutter (U.S.R.C. Delaware (1865-1903); Re-named the U.S.R.C. Louis McLane in 1873, then the Louis Dolive in 1903, when removed from service and sold privately to become a merchant steamer.
The 1852 painting by J. & J. Bard (celebrated illustrators of Hudson River Steamers) shows the vessel with a very similar flag, in Navy Blue, but with an arch of 15 stars.
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|Flag Type:||Sewn flag|
|Earliest Date of Origin:||1852|
|Latest Date of Origin:||1873|
|War Association:||1861-1865 Civil War|
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