Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

3 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS – 3 WARS: A FUN, INTERESTING, AND RARE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN POSTER FROM EITHER THE 1952 OR 1956 CAMPAIGNS OF EISENHOWER vs. ADALAI STEVENSON, OR PERHAPS THE 1960 CAMPAIGN OF NIXON vs. KENNEDY

Web ID: pat-741

CIVIL WAR PERIOD ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 35 STARS IN A “GREAT STAR” OR “GREAT LUMINARY” PATTERN, A VERY RARE VARIETY WITH AN OPEN, LONE STAR PROFILE, LACKING STARS INSIDE OR BEYOND THE ARRANGEMENT; MADE circa 1863-65, REFLECTS THE ADMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA TO THE UNION AS A FREE STATE, ANNEXED FROM VIRGINIA JUST 10 DAYS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG; PROBABLY WAR-CARRIED

Web ID: 35j-902

38 STAR AMERICAN FLAG RIBBON WITH JUSTIFIED ROWS OF CANTED STARS AND AN ATTRACTIVE, ELONGATED PROFILE, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1172

VOTES FOR WOMEN PARADE TEXTILE IN PURPLE AND GREEN, OF A TYPE WORN AS SASHES AND WAVED AS NARROW PARADE FLAGS OR BANNERS, MADE IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT BY CALHOUN PRESS FOR THE WOMEN'S POLITICAL UNION OF NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, AND NEW JERSEY, ORGANIZED BY CARRIE STANTON'S DAUGHTER, HARRIOT EATON STANTON BLATCH, 1910-1915

Web ID: ws-141

40 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, AN EXTREMELY RARE COUNT REFLECTING THE ADDITION OF SOUTH & NORTH DAKOTA ON NOVEMBER 2ND, 1889, ACCURATE FOR JUST 6 DAYS; WITH OVERPRINTED ADVERTISING FOR A CIVIL WAR VERTERN’S UNIT IN GEORGETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS; ILLUSTRATED IN “THE STARS & STRIPES: FABRIC OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT” by RICHARD PIERCE (2005); EXHIBITED JUNE- SEPT., 2021 AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Web ID: 40j-804

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

24 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN MISSOURI WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1821-1836, EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE “WAR STRIPE” OR “BLOOD STRIPE," AND IN A REMARKABLY TINY SCALE AMONG FLAGS OF THIS ERA

Web ID: 24j-806

EXTRAORDINARY SILK FLAG, COMMISSIONED BY OR PRESENTED TO THE ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS “WIDE AWAKES,” IN SUPPORT OF THE 1860 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN, POSSIBLY CARRIED AT THE OPENING OF THE CIVIL WAR BY COMPANY D OF THE 11TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY

Web ID: pat-587

38 STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DUSTY BLUE CANTON; LEAVES SPACE FOR MORE WESTERN TERRITORIES THAT HAD NOT YET JOINED THE UNION; REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1169

WAR-PERIOD CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN (a.k.a., STARS & BARS), IN A TINY SIZE, WITH AN ELONGATED PROFILE, AND 11 STARS ARRANGED IN AN UNUSUAL, RECTANGULAR MEDALLION; ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, MADE BETWEEN MAY - NOVEMBER, 1861

Web ID: fcj-943

38 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH 2 OUTLIERS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH VIBRANT COLORATION, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889, ILLUSTRATED IN “THE STARS & STRIPES: FABRIC OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT” by RICHARD PIERCE, 2005

Web ID: 38j-812

EARLY KERCHIEF IN THE FORM OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE BEAR FLAG, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION IN SAN FRANCISCO IN 1915

Web ID: ker-254

RARE SUFFRAGETTE ARMBAND IN GOLDEN YELLOW FELT, ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THIS COLOR & THE ONLY ONE IN THIS EXACT STYLE; MADE circa 1912-1919

Web ID: ws-021

38 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL CONFIGURATION THAT BEARS A CLUSTER OF 6 SMALL STARS WITHIN A LINEAL PATTERN OF LARGER STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-1057

42 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT THAT REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WASHINGTON STATE, MONTANA, AND THE DAKOTAS, circa 1889-1890

Web ID: 42j-939

42 STARS IN A WHIMSICAL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR AND INCORPORATES 7 TINY STARS; NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WASHINGTON STATE, circa 1889-1890

Web ID: 42j-938

13 STAR RIBBON, WOVEN SILK, circa 1876-1910

Web ID: 13j-1684

43 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, ONE OF JUST THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES AND THE ONLY ONE WITH A DYNAMIC STAR PATTERN; ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY; REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IDAHO AS THE 43RD STATE IN 1890

Web ID: 43j-802

WEST POINT PENNANT WITH STRIKING COLOR & GRAPHICS, WWII ERA - 1950's

Web ID: pat-727

36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ULYSSES S. GRANT & SCHUYLER COLFAX

Web ID: 36j-892

 


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