Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

15-STAR CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG OF GENERAL LLOYD TILGHMAN, WHO LED THE 3RD KENTUCKY INFANTRY, CO. D; CAPTURED & EXCHANGED FOR UNION GENERAL JOHN REYNOLDS IN 1862; DEFEATED GRANT AT COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS WITH RELEASED PRISONERS; KILLED AT VICKSBURG IN 1863, WHEN STRUCK IN THE CHEST BY A CANNONBALL; ONE OF ONLY FOUR FLAGS KNOWN IN THIS RARE STAR COUNT ACROSS ALL EXAMPLES; THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN CROSS BATTLE FLAG I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED IN PRIVATE HANDS

Web ID: fcj-870

EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG, IN A SIZE AND STYLE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN ORDERED AT RICHMOND BY GENERAL JOE JOHNSTON, FOR USE BY CONFEDERATE CAVALRY IN THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA (ANV), BUT THOUGHT TO HAVE NEVER BEEN PRODUCED; LIKELY MADE BETWEEN JULY, 1862 - FEBRUARY, 1865, AS PART OF THE 3rd -7th ISSUES OF ANV BATTLE FLAGS

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CIVIL WAR PERIOD, CONFEDERATE, SOUTHERN CROSS BATTLE FLAG, IN A VARIANT OF THE TYPE MADE AT THE RICHMOND DEPOT, PRIMARILY DISTRIBUTED TO ROBERT E. LEE’S ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA; FIELD-CARRIED AND QUITE POSSIBLY CAPTURED, LIKELY PRODUCED BETWEEN JULY, 1862 AND FEBRUARY, 1865, AS PART OF THE 3rd OR 7th BUNTING ISSUES

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EXTRAORDINARY, HOMEMADE, 1ST CONFEDERATE NATIONAL FLAG, MADE OF LADIES’ DRESS SILK, WITH BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND EXCEPTIONAL PRESSED FOIL STARS, POSSIBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA ORIGIN; LIKELY PRESENTED TO AN OFFICER BY A LOVED ONE AND SEEMINGLY DISPLAYED THEREAFTER AS CONDITIONS PERMITTED; CAPTURED OR SEIZED BY CHAPLAIN-TURNED-GENERAL ELIPHALET WHITTLESEY OF MAINE, A STRONG OPPONENT OF SLAVERY, WHO EVENTUALLY LED AN ALL-BLACK REGIMENT (46TH U.S. COLORED TROOPS)

Web ID: fcj-937

WOOL HOOKED RUG WITH A BILLOWING AMERICAN FLAG AND A FORKED TAIL STREAMER WITH THE “DON’T TREAD ON ME” SLOGAN; made Circa 1880-1910; THE 5 STAR COUNT, IF PURPOSEFUL, WOULD CELEBRATE THE NUMBER OF STATES THAT AFFORDED WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE; EX-AMERICA HURRAH, ILLUSTRATED IN THEIR 1975 BOOK “HOOKED & SEWN RUGS”

Web ID: hkr-047

PORTRAIT STYLE KERCHIEF FROM THE 1952 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF REPUBLICAN IKE EISENHOWER, FORMER SUPREME COMMANDER OF ALLIED FORCES IN EUROPE DURING WWII (NATO)

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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

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

GRAPHIC AND COLORFUL, PORTRAIT STYLE KERCHIEF MADE FOR THE 1848 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ZACHARY TAYLOR, WITH PORTRAITS OF FOUR OTHER MEXICAN WAR OFFICERS AND A WAVING 30 STAR FLAG

Web ID: ker-250

EARLY OHIO STATE FLAG WITH A BLUE DISC INSIDE THE BUCKEYE, circa 1902 - 1915, AN EXTREMELY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE

Web ID: ofj-1002

HAND-PAINTED AND GILDED, SILK FIRE HOUSE BANNER, COMMISSIONED BY THE WEST SIDE HOSE COMPANY OF STEELTON [HARRISBURG], PENNSLVANIA TO CELEBRATE THE HOUSING OF THEIR NEW CHEMICAL & HOSE CARRIAGE ON AUGUST 28TH, 1904; AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE OBJECT IN FIRE COLLECTING

Web ID: ofj-1004

IMPORTANT FLAG OF THE PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD HEADQUARTERS

Web ID: ofj-807

EARLY FLAG OF PHILADELPHIA, PROBABLY 1874-1876, PRINTED ON A WOOL & COTTON BLENDED FABRIC AND HAND-COLORED, EXTREMELY RARE

Web ID: ofj-878

RARE CIVIL WAR PERIOD FEDERAL STANDARD STYLE FLANK GUIDON OF THE 100TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, HAND-PAINTED AND GILDED ON SILK, 1862-1865

Web ID: ofj-885

NATIONAL FLAG OF SPAIN, MADE BY HORSTMANN BROTHERS & COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE IN THIS STYLE

Web ID: ofj-925

PRINTED COTTON BANNER, MADE FOR THE 1928 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF NEW YORK ASSEMBLYMAN AND SHERRIF TURNED GOVERNOR, AL SMITH, A LEADING PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT DEMOCRAT AND THE FIRST CATHOLIC TO RUN FOR THE NATION'S HIGHEST OFFICE ON A MAJOR PARTY TICKET

Web ID: pat-167

HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1868 DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Web ID: pat-244

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

Web ID: pat-245

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

Web ID: pat-248

HAND-PAINTED 19TH CENTURY BANNER WITH AN 1867 VERSION OF THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PROPOSED IN THAT YEAR BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, BUT IN A VARIATION NEVER FORMALLY ADOPTED; LIKELY HAVING REPRESENTED DELEGATES FROM THAT STATE AT THE 1872 REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION [SIMILAR EXAMPLES IDENTIFIED AT BOTH]

Web ID: pat-268

 


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