Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY (1806) PRINTED LINEN KERCHIEF GLORIFYING GEORGE WASHINGTON, GERMANTOWN PRINT WORKS, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: ker-188

EXCEPTIONAL NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE FLAG WITH A HAND-PAINTED SEAL, SURROUNDED BY 45 HAND-SEWN STARS, MADE BY LAMPRELL & MARBLE, BOSTON, CA 1896-1907

Web ID: ofj-847

38 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE AT THE TIME WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1064

38 STARS IN A RARE CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE MEDALLION WITH A HUGE CENTER STAR, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BY HORSTMANN BROS. IN PHILADELPHIA FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF COLORADO TO THE UNION

Web ID: 38j-1102

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A STARBURST CROSS ARRANGEMENT ON A PRUSSIAN BLUE CANTON, ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS THAT EXISTS IN FLAG COLLECTING, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-939

34 NEEDLEWORK STARS ON A TINY, HAND-SEWN, SILK AMERICAN FLAG, AT ONE TIME SEWN INTO A QUILT MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-992

34 STARS ARRANGED IN A BEAUTIFUL RENDITION OF THE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH OFFSET WREATHS AND A LARGE CENTER STAR, MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-954

29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR CROSS OR STARBURST MEDALLION, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, PRE-CIVIL WAR, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IOWA AS THE 29TH STATE

Web ID: 29j-817

29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR, RECTANGULAR MEDALLION WITH 4 STARS INSIDE THE PERIMETER AND A HUGE CENTER STAR ON AN OPEN BLUE EXPANSE; AMONG THE RAREST OF ALL KNOWN STAR COUNTS ON PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES, IOWA STATEHOOD, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD

Web ID: 29j-816

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A CIRCULAR VERSION OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, WITH ESPECIALLY LARGE STARS SURROUNDING AN EVEN LARGER CENTER STAR; MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN 1850 AND THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65), AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE WITH WONDERFUL FOLK QUALITIES

Web ID: 13j-1529

35 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD, 1863-65

Web ID: 35j-875

41 STARS IN A LINEAL PATTERN WITH OFFSET STARS THAT CREATE A CROSSHATCH IN THE CORNERS AND CENTER, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, REFLECTS MONTANA STATEHOOD IN NOVEMBER, 1889, ACCURATE FOR JUST 3 DAYS

Web ID: 41j-806

EXTREMELY SCARCE PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE THIRD NATIONAL FLAG, MADE DURING THE REUNION ERA, CA 1895-1920, WITH UNUSUAL PROPORTIONS THAT RESULT IN INTRIGUING GRAPHICS

Web ID: fcj-900

THE 15-STAR CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG OF GENERAL LLOYD TILGHMAN, WHO LED THE 3RD KENTUCKY INFANTRY, COMPANY D, CAPTURED AND IMPRISONED AT FORT WARREN IN BOSTON HARBOR, RELEASED IN EXCHANGE FOR UNION GENERAL JOHN REYNOLDS; DEFEATED GRANT AT COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS; KILLED IN ACTION IN VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN AT THE BATTLE OF CHAMPION HILL WHEN STRUCK IN THE CHEST BY A CANNONBALL; THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE I HAVE EVER SEEN ACROSS ALL SOUTHERN CROSS FORMAT BATTLE FLAGS & ONE OF JUST FOUR KNOWN IN THIS RARE S

Web ID: fcj-870

19 STARS IN AN SPECTACULAR STARBURST MEDALLION UNIQUE TO THIS FLAG, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE OPENING OF THE 1890'S, EITHER TO REFLECT NORTHERN SYMPATHIES, BY REPRESENTING THE COMPLEMENT OF UNION-SUPPORTING STATES AT THE TIME, OR TO COMMEMORATE INDIANA AS THE 19TH STATE TO JOIN THE UNION

Web ID: 19j-801

OHIO STATE FLAG WITH CIVIL WAR VETERANS' OVERPRINT FROM THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC POST IN COLUMBUS, MADE IN MOURNING OF THE 1925 PASSING OF NATIONAL G.A.R. COMMANDER IN CHIEF DANIEL M. HALL, WHO ALSO SERVED AS COMMANDER OF THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF THE G.A.R., AS WELL AS THE LOCAL CHAPTER

Web ID: ofj-940

34 STARS IN AN OUTSTANDING OVAL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, ON A NARROW CANTON THAT RESTS ON THE 6TH STRIPE, A HOMEMADE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-976

EARLY OHIO STATE FLAG WITH A BLUE DISC INSIDE THE BUCKEYE, AN EXTREMELY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE, MADE IN THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE PERIOD, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ITS DESIGN BY CLEVELAND ARCHITECT JOHN EISENMANN AND ACCEPTANCE BY THE OHIO STATE LEGISLATURE, CA 1902 - 1915

Web ID: ofj-937

PATRIOTIC SILK KERCHIEF OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH AN ENGRAVED IMAGE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, CROSSED 34 STAR FLAGS, AN EAGLE, AND "UNION FOREVER" SLOGAN

Web ID: ker-205

RARE UNITED STATES SANITARY COMMISSION ADVERTISING FLIER, DISTRIBUTED BY J.B. WESTBROOK & CO., NEW YORK CITY, WITH U.S. TREASURY NOTE STYLE IMAGERY FEATURING IMAGES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & ANDREW JOHNSON, COMMEMORATING THE 1865 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

Web ID: pat-544

 


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