Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

48 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE FOR USE BY CIVIL WAR VETERANS AT THE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, WITH A RELATIONSHIP TO THE STORY OF JACK SKELLY & GINNIE WADE 
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 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 28 STARS, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF TEXAS TO THE UNION AS THE 28TH STATE IN 1845; ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, OFFICIAL FOR JUST ONE YEAR (1845-46), MEXICAN WAR ERA 
38 STARS IN A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889 
RARE COLLAPSIBLE DRINKING CUP MADE FOR THE EMPIRE STATE (NEW YORK) CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE, ORGANIZED BY CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT, 1915 
34 STARS ON A HOMEMADE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON AND A VERY INTERESTING CONFIGURATION THAT SUBTLY INCORPORATES THE CROSSES OF ST. ANDREW AND ST. GEORGE, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD, 1861-63 
42 HAND-SEWN STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DUSTY BLUE CANTON; AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT THAT REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WASHINGTON STATE, MONTANA, AND THE DAKOTAS, circa 1889-1890 
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 
48 STARS ON A CROCHETED AMERICAN FLAG, PROBABLY MADE IN THE PATRIOTISM OF WWII (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1941-1945), A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE, WITH LARGE, WELL-EXECUTED STARS AND STRIKING COLORS 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926 
31 STARS IN A GREAT STAR PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE PERIOD OF CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD (1850-1858), WITH APPLIQUÉD TEXT ADDED TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY, 1858, THE PRECISE DAY THAT A 32nd STAR WAS OFFICIALLY ADDED FOR MINNESOTA; A MAKE-DO EXAMPLE WITH RIBBON AS STRIPES & EXCEPTIONAL FOLK QUALITIES, CLOSELY RELATED TO FLAGS FOUND IN THE FORMER MAINE HOME OF CPL. JOHN WILLIAM MORIN, WHO FOUGHT WITH THE 20th MAINE REGIMENT UNDER COL. JOSHUA CHAMBERLIN AT GETTYSBURG 
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 
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 
38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A NOTCHED CONFIGURATION, MADE BY THE U.S. BUNTING COMPANY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, REFLECTS THE ERA OF COLORADO STATEHOOD, circa 1876-1889 
34 STARS IN A LINEAL ARRANGEMENT THAT RESULTS IN A CONFIGURATION THAT I HAVE TERMED "GLOBAL ROWS," ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, WITH A CIRCULAR ARRANGEMENT OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ON A SMALL SCALE EXAMPLE WITH BEAUTIFUL, ELONGATED PROPORTIONS AND AN UNUSUALLY LARGE CENTER STAR, MADE CIRCA 1890-1900 
SILK SUFFRAGETTE RIBBON WITH “VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, 1910-1919 
EXCEPTIONAL SAILOR’S SOUVENIR EMBROIDERY FROM THE ORIENT, WITH 13 STARS, CROSSED FLAGS, AND A FEDERAL EAGLE, PERCHED FOR FLIGHT, ON A PATRIOTIC SHIELD; SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WHAT IS TYPICALLY ENCOUNTERED, circa 1885-1910 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT ENSIGN WITH 13 SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD, HAND-SEWN STARS & CANTED ANCHOR, A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE, MADE BY ANNIN IN NEW YORK CITY, CIRCA 1865-1885 
MEXICAN / MEXICO FELT PENNANT WITH BEAUTIFUL, SATURATED COLORS AND DESIGN, CA 1915 

 


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