Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

AMERICAN SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT PENNANT WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, CIRCA 1912-1920

Web ID: ws-130

34 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE CONFIGURATION AND A “Y” FORMATION OF STARS IN THE CENTER, ONE OF JUST THREE OR FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES IN THIS STYLE; OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, KANSAS STATEHOOD, POSSIBLY A UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS

Web ID: 34j-1012

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES AN ENORMOUS CENTER STAR, REFLECTS THE PERIOD OF COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-975

8 STARS WITH WHIMSICAL PROFILES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, MADE TO REFLECT CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIES, DENOTES VIRGINIA SECESSION IN 1861, EXTREMELY SCARCE

Web ID: 8j-810

ELABORATE SAILOR’S SOUVENIR EMBROIDERY FROM THE ORIENT WITH A BEAUTIFUL HAND-PAINTED IMAGE OF WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE, SURROUNDED BY A LARGE EAGLE, FEDERAL SHIELD, CROSSED FLAGS, A CANNON, CANNONBALLS, AND ANCHOR, circa 1885-1910

Web ID: pat-663

UNUSUAL CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THE THIRD NATIONAL FORMAT, PRINTED ON HEAVY WEIGHT PARCHMENT, PROBABLY PRODUCED BETWEEN 1884 AND 1910, IN THE EARLIEST PERIOD OF THE UDC AND THE UCV

Web ID: fcj-872

13 STARS IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, WITH 45 STARS ON THE REVERSE; ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE AND SIGNED BY A PREVIOUSLY UNIDENTIFIED FLAG-MAKER, ANNIE MAC LACHLAN OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, circa 1896-1908; A RARE AND INTERESTING EXAMPLE, IN A LARGE SCALE AMONG EARLY 13 STAR FLAGS IN THIS DESIGN

Web ID: 13J-1570

WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE, PAINTED IN OIL ON CANVAS, IN AN IMPRESSIVE SCALE, AFTER THE 1851 PAINTING BY EMANUEL LEUTZE; FOUND IN A HOUSE APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE FROM WHERE THE CELEBRATED EVENT TOOK PLACE, PROBABLY PAINTED FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: pnt-173

31 STARS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A RANDOM CONSTELLATION, IN VARIOUS SHAPES AND SIZES, CLUSTERED ABOUT AN ENORMOUS CENTER STAR, WITH A COMPLIMENT OF 10 STRIPES; A MASTERPIECE OF EARLY AMERICAN FLAG-MAKING, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-853

STEVENSGRAPH BOOKMARK / RIBBON WITH TEXT MOURNING THE DEATH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HIS PORTRAIT, MADE BY THOMAS STEVENS, WHO INVENTED THE PROCESS BY WHICH THESE WERE PRODUCED, circa 1865-1876

Web ID: pat-672

DIAGONAL FORMAT KERCHIEF WITH THE IMAGES OF A BULL MOOSE AND A PORTRAIT OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, MADE HIS 1912 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, WHEN HE RAN ON THE INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE PARTY TICKET, AN EXTREMELY SCARCE AND GRAPHICALLY PLEASING EXAMPLE

Web ID: ker-232

43 GILT-PAINTED STARS ON A SILK, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH BULLION FRINGE; REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IDAHO AS THE 43RD STATE ON JULY 3RD, 1890, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Web ID: 43j-805

7 STARS IN A VERY RARE HEXAGON MEDALLION, CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, circa 1861

Web ID: 7j-884

31 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ITS STARS CONFIGURED IN A MEDALLION PATTERN THAT FEATURES A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR; REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN CALIFORNIA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-855

13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN PHILADELPHIA BY SARAH M. WILSON, GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, SIGNED & DATED 1911

Web ID: 13j-1635

15-STAR, 13-STRIPE FLAG WITH 7-POINTED STARS AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON A RED STRIPE, MADE AT THE OPENING OF THE CIVIL WAR BY SCHOOLMATES OF JOHN BROWN, JR., SON OF THE FAMOUS WESTERN PIONEER AND 49’ER, JOHN BROWN, SR.

Web ID: 15j-801

HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY AND SPECTACULAR PRESENTATION, WITH GREAT FOLK QUALITIES, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1868 DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Web ID: pat-667

43 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IDAHO IN 1890, ACCURATE FOR JUST 7 DAYS

Web ID: 43j-806

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, WWI-WWII ERA (1917-1945)

Web ID: 48j-1045

CALIFORNIA BEAR FLAG VARIANT DESIGN, MADE IN 1969 FOR THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN DISCOVERY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY; THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS TEXTILE THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED

Web ID: ofj-933

 


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