Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

EXTREMELY RARE ABRAHAM LINCOLN MOURNING FLAG, WITH HIS PORTRAIT IN THE STRIPED FIELD; PRINTED ON PAPER, SIGNED “LYBRAND,” 1865 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926 
1860 ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG WITH 33 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL VARIATION OF A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF PERHAPS JUST TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES 
33 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN, WITH WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT 
13 STARS IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, A SCARCE SEWN EXAMPLE IN A DESIRABLE SMALL SCALE, 1900-1930 
13 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 GINNIE WADE 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS SURROUNDING A CANTED ANCHOR, AN ATTRACTIVE, ELONGATED EXAMPLE WITH AN OFF-SET DEVICE, CIRCA 1905 – 1920 
U.S. NAVY COMMISSION OR HOMEWARD-BOUND PENNANT WITH 14 STARS, MADE BY E.L. ROWE AND SONS OF GLOUCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, MADE CA 1890-1909, WITH VERBAL HISTORY OF USE IN TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S GREAT WHITE FLEET 
34 HAPHAZARDLY PLACED, HAND-SEWN STARS, IN CRUDE LINEAL ROWS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD WITH HAND-SEWN STRIPES AND IN A TINY SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, 1861-1863, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS AS THE 34TH STATE 
37 STARS ON A LARGE SCALE SILK PARADE FLAG WITH HAND-INSCRIBED MOURNING NOTATION REGARDING THE 1880 DEATH OF PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD AND ITS STARS ARRANGED IN A "DANCING" OR "TUMBLING" ORIENTATION, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, 1867-1876, THE ERA OF AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION 
34 STARS IN 4 ROWS WITH 2 STARS OFFSET AT THE HOIST END, LIKELY A UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS, ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THIS EXACT STYLE, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN KANSAS WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION 
13 STAR FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1890-1895 
35 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, 1863-1865, WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD 
ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH 13 STARS IN A 4-5-4 CONFIGURATION, IN THE SMALLEST REGULATION SIZE RECORDED BY THE NAVY DURING THIS GENERAL ERA 
36 SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE SHOP OF SAILMAKER JOHN DISNEY OF ALBANY, NEW YORK, 9.5 X 14 FEET, CIVIL WAR ERA, NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-1867 
13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION; EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, JUNE-JULY 2019 
42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD 
CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL (STARS & BARS) PATTERN BIBLE FLAG WITH 8 EMBROIDERED STARS, LIKELY TO REFLECT VIRGINIA SECESSION IN APRIL OR MAY OF 1861, AND EXTRAORDINARY VISUAL PRESENCE; FOUND AMONG THE EFFECTS OF ALFRED BELLARD OF THE 5TH NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS: 
UNUSUAL AND GRAPHIC KERCHIEF-STYLE PARADE FLAG FROM TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S 1912 BULL “MOOSE CAMPAIGN”: 
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 

 


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