Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER PARADE FLAG WITH 7 GRAPHICALLY WHIMSICAL STARS THAT REFLECT THE INITIAL WAVE OF 7 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNION, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, 1861 
CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN BIBLE FLAG WITH 13 EMBROIDERED STARS, CAPTURED IN NEW ORLEANS AT SOMETHING CALLED THE "BATTLE OF THE HANDKERCHIEFS," BY MAJOR FREDERICK GREEN STILES OF THE 42nd MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY, FEB. 20th, 1863 
34 GILT PAINTED STARS IN A BOLD REPRESENTATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, ON A SILK, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, PROBABLY MADE UNDER MILITARY CONTRACT OR FOR USE BY LOCAL MILITIA, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, IN A TINY SCALE FOR THE PERIOD 
13 STARS IN THE CIRCULAR WREATH PATTERN OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO BETSY ROSS, MADE DURING THE 1890'S,ONE OF THE EARLIEST EXAMPLES I'VE EVER ENCOUNTERED WITH PIECED-AND-SEWN CONSTRUCTION AND HAND-SEWN, APPLIQUÉD STARS 
EARLY 13 STAR SHIP'S FLAG WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL, LOPSIDED OVAL VARIATION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, CA 1840-1860, AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN EXAMPLE WITH BEAUTIFUL FOLK QUALITIES, ONCE BELONGING TO THE LINSLEY & GAY FAMILIES OF CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS 
48 STARS THAT RESEMBLE SNOWFLAKES ON AN EXTRAORDINARY NEEDLEWORK FLAG MADE IN THE NEAR EAST FOR AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, 1912-1918 or POSSIBLY PRIOR 
34 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, PRINTED ON SILK, WITH "DANCING" OR "TUMBLING" ORIENTATION, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-1863, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS TO THE UNION AS A FREE STATE 
HAND-PAINTED SILK BANNER, MADE FOR THE PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER OF A TEMPERANCE ORGANIZATION IN 1851, REPAINTED FOR THE 1860 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF JOHN BELL OF TENNESSEE AND EDWARD EVERETTE OF MASSACHUSETTS, WHO RAN AGAINST ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON THE INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONAL UNION TICKET 
CONFEDERATE SOUTHERN CROSS “BATTLE FLAG”, AN EARLY REUNION ERA EXAMPLE, GRAPHICALLY ACCURATE AND GRAPHICALLY PLEASING, WITH ESPECIALLY LARGE STARS AND A WHITE BORDER, CA 1895-1910 

 


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