Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STARS, AN EXTRAORDINARY SURVIVOR OF THE 1820-1840 PERIOD OR PRIOR; FORMERLY ACCOMPANIED THE "EASTON FLAG" AT THE EASTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: 13j-1054

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN 13 STAR FLAG WITH A 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, ONE OF A TINY HANDFUL OF PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES WITH THIS EXTRAORDINARILY RARE STAR DESIGN, MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR ERA

Web ID: 13j-1295

IMPORTANT ABRAHAM LINCOLN PORTRAIT FLAG WITH 13 STARS AND "WIDE AWAKE" SLOGAN, FROM THE 1860 CAMPAIGN WITH VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HANNIBAL HAMLIN, AKIN TO A FLAG IN THE COLLECTION AT FORD'S THEATER

Web ID: 13j-1297

13 STARS IN AN UNUSUAL PATTERN ON A RARE PAPER PARADE FLAG WITH ADVERTISING HOP BITTERS, PROBABLY DISTRIBUTED FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL

Web ID: 13j-1320

EXTRAORDINARY, HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL FLAG WITH 8-POINTED STARS ON A GLAZED COTTON, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, 12 STRIPES, AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, FOUND IN UPSTATE, NEW YORK, PRE-CIVIL WAR, CA 1830-1850

Web ID: 13j-1463

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BROAD, ARCHED FORMATION OF HAND-SEWN, SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS, ARCH ABOVE A BEAUTIFULLY HAND-SEWN FEDERAL EAGLE, ATTRIBUTED TO FLAG-MAKER SARAH McFADDEN – “NEW YORK’S BETSY ROSS” – AT 198 HUDSON STREET IN MANHATTAN, circa 1870-1880

Web ID: 13j-1526

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

EXCEPTIONAL, HAND-SEWN, SILK FLAG WITH 13 GILT-PAINTED STARS ARRANGED IN THE "TRUMBULL” PATTERN, ONE OF JUST A TINY HANDFUL OF EARLY EXAMPLES TO SURVIVE IN THIS CONFIGURATION, FOUND IN SWITZERLAND, IN THE ESTATE OF A SWISS-AMERICAN WHO FOUGHT IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR; THIS FLAG MADE IN THE LATE FEDERAL –ANTEBELLUM PERIOD, circa 1824-1851

Web ID: 13j-1538

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN EXTREMELY RARE LINEAL CONFIGURATION OF 5-3-5, PROBABLY MADE WITH THE INTENT OF USE BY LOCAL MILITIA OR PRIVATE OUTFITTING OF A VOLUNTEER COMPANY, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-1865

Web ID: 13j-1544

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, PORTRAIT STYLE PARADE FLAG, MADE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF JOHN FRÉMONT, WHO OPENED THE GATEWAY TO CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, WAS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S FIRST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, AND RAN ON AN ANTI-SLAVERY PLATFORM; DISPLAYING 13 STARS, ARRANGED IN THE TRUMBULL PATTERN

Web ID: 13j-1574

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 32-FOOT, SHIP’S COMMISSION PENNANT OF THE 1845-1865 ERA, A HOMEMADE, COTTON EXAMPLE, WITH 13 STARS ON A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, IN A BEAUTIFUL STATE OF PRESERVATION

Web ID: 13j-1632

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A 4-5-4 PATTERN, PROBABLY A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, WITH THE CURIOUS INSCRIPTION OF “GETTYSBURG” ALONG THE HOIST, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN THE 1850’s AND THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, circa 1854-1863

Web ID: 13j-1638

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, ONE OF JUST THREE EXAMPLES THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED THAT PRE-DATE THE 1890’s; AN EXTRAORDINARY FIND, CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-1865) OR JUST AFTER, EXTREMELY LARGE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF ALL PERIODS IN THIS DESIGN

Web ID: 13j-1643

13 STAR FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH A DIAMOND SHAPED CONFIGURATION OF STARS; ONE OF JUST TWO EARLY EXAMPLES OF THE STARS & STRIPES, WITH SEWN CONSTRUCTION, TO SHARE A VARIANT OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE DESIGN, circa 1863-1865

Web ID: 13j-1646

15-STAR, 13-STRIPE FLAG WITH 7-POINTED STARS AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON A RED STRIPE, MADE AT THE OPENING OF THE CIVIL WAR BY SCHOOLMATES OF JOHN BROWN, JR., SON OF THE FAMOUS WESTERN PIONEER AND 49’ER, JOHN BROWN, SR.

Web ID: 15j-801

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

SILK, CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG WITH "GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS" GILT-PAINTED IN WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT, INSIDE A RING OF 20 STARS THAT EXCLUDES THE SOUTHERN STATES, WITH A FEDERAL EAGLE ON THE REVERSE; DISPLAYED POST-WAR, AT WHICH TIME A PAINTED PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS APPLIED OVER THE UNIT NICKNAME, LIKELY IN 1877, WHEN A GIANT CELEBRATION WAS HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON (VERMONT), AND HONOR A VISIT OF PRESIDENT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES

Web ID: 20j-806

21 STARS IN A “GREAT STAR” OR “GREAT LUMINARY” PATTERN, A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY STAR COUNT ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, SIGNED BY THE MAKER, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES

Web ID: 21j-806

22 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA; A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY COUNT ARRANGED IN A DOUBLE-WREATH MEDALLION CONFIGURATION; HOMEMADE OF WOOL AND COTTON; A RARE STAR COUNT IN ANY PERIOD

Web ID: 22j-804

26 STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1844 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF HENRY CLAY AND THEODORE FREYLINGHUYSEN, WITH CLAY’S PORTRAIT SET WITHIN AN OAK LEAF & GEAR COG MEDALLION AND THE RARE PRESENCE OF COATTAIL CANDIDATES STOCKTON & HOUSTON

Web ID: 26j-827

 


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