Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

EXCEPTIONAL 1821 PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON CLOTH, IN MULBERRY RED ON A SULFER YELLOW GROUND, PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED BY ROBERT & COLLIN GILLESPIE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET, AN UNUSUALLY LARGE EXAMPLE AMONG KNOWN VERSIONS OF THIS TEXTILE, IN EXTRAORDINARY CONDITION; EXHIBITED JANUARY – AUGUST, 2023 AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Web ID: ker-238

TURKEY RED BANDANNA, MADE FOR THE 1912 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WHEN HE RAN ON THE INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE PARTY (BULL MOOSE) TICKET

Web ID: ker-224

38 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH BEAUTIFUL WEAR FROM HAVING BEEN EXTENSIVELY FLOWN, MADE AT THE TIME WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1143

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, MADE BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, FEATURING THREE SIZES OF WHIMSICALLY SHAPED STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION

Web ID: 13j-1630

45 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH STAGGERED ROWS OF STARS ON A DUSTY BLUE CANTON; REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN UTAH WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1890-1896

Web ID: 45j-1004

RARE, LARGE SCALE KERCHIEF WITH A BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED IMAGE OF JOHN TRUMBULL’S “DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,” LIKELY MADE IN 1826 FOR OUR NATIONS SEMICENTENNIAL (50TH ANNIVERSARY); THE ONLY EXAMPLE I HAVE EVER SEEN OF THIS EXCEPTIONALLY RARE TEXTILE THAT RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL, RED COLORATION

Web ID: ker-239

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926

Web ID: 13j-1596

16 STARS IN A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL STARBURST MEDALLION THAT FEATURES A DISTINCT SALTIRE; A HOMEMADE AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE WITH AN ABOLITIONIST MESSAGE BY REMOVING THE SLAVE STATES FROM THE STAR COUNT, circa 1850-1858, YET WITH A COMBINATION OF TRAITS AND FEATURES THAT CURIOUSLY REFLECT TENNESSEE AS THE 16TH STATE TO JOIN THE UNION AND THE 11TH STATE TO LEAVE

Web ID: 16j-807

SILK SUFFRAGETTE SASH RIBBON IN YELLOW & WHITE WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, circa 1910-1915

Web ID: ws-133

44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN HOURGLASS ARRANGEMENT ON A TWO-TONE BLUE CANTON; REFLECTS THE ERA WHEN WYOMING WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1890-1896

Web ID: 44j-877

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 10-POINTED STARS THAT SPELL “1776 – 1876”, MADE FOR THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, ONE OF THE MOST GRAPHIC OF ALL EARLY EXAMPLES

Web ID: 38j-1135

45 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH BEAUTIFUL, ELONGATED PROPORTIONS AND GENEROUS SCALE, 1896-1908, UTAH STATEHOOD, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA

Web ID: 45j-1002

44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, WITH GREAT FOLK CHARACTERISTICS THAT INCLUDES A NARROW, VERTICALLY-ORIENTED CANTON AND ESPECIALLY LARGE STARS, ORIENTED IN ALL DIRECTIONS, THE ARMS OF WHICH ARE NECESSARILY INTERTWINED; WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896

Web ID: 44j-818

8-FOOT COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 13 STARS, A UNIQUE EXAMPLE IN MY EXPERIENCE, LIKELY PRODUCED FOR DISPLAY ON A PRIVATE VESSEL, MADE circa 1892-1910

Web ID: 13j-1655

13 STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG IN AN EXTREMELY RARE DESIGN, WITH “PROTECTION TO HOME INDUSTRIES” SLOGAN ON A FANCIFUL, SCROLLING STREAMER, MADE FOR THE 1888 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF BENJAMIN HARRISON; FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD PIERCE

Web ID: 13j-914

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STARS ARRANGED IN 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, OF A TYPE MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, WORN AND HAND-INSCRIBED BY THE OWNER IN 1896, IN SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, IN CELEBRATION OF THE VICTORY OF REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT-ELECT WILLIAM McKINLEY; FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD PIERCE

Web ID: 13-869

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN EXTREMELY RARE LINEAL CONFIGURATION OF 5-3-5, PROBABLY MADE WITH THE INTENT OF USE BY LOCAL MILITIA OR PRIVATE OUTFITTING OF A VOLUNTEER COMPANY, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-1865; EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM JUNE – JULY, 2019

Web ID: 13j-1544

13 STAR FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH A DIAMOND SHAPED CONFIGURATION OF STARS; ONE OF JUST TWO EARLY EXAMPLES OF THE STARS & STRIPES, WITH SEWN CONSTRUCTION, TO SHARE A VARIANT OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE DESIGN, circa 1863-1865

Web ID: 13j-1646

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR ORIENTATION, MADE OF SILK, WITH GENEROUS SCALE AND VIVID COLORS, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1137

COLORADO STATE FLAG OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY, MADE OF SILK, CIRCA 1911-1920’s, EXTRAORDINARILY RARE IN THIS PERIOD AND THE EARLIEST EXAMPLE THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED

Web ID: ofj-965

 


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