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; EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM JUNE – JULY, 2019

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; EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM JUNE – JULY, 2019

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

13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN PHILADELPHIA BY SARAH M. WILSON, GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, SIGNED & DATED 1910; THE LARGEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THIS VARIETY, MADE AND SOLD TO TOURISTS AT INDEPENDENCE HALL

Web ID: 13j-1530

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; EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM JUNE – JULY, 2019

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 SHIP’S COMMISSION PENNANT OF THE MID-19TH CENTURY, A HOMEMADE, COTTON EXAMPLE WITH 13 STARS ON A CORNFLOWER BLUE FIELD AND EXTREMELY DYNAMIC PRESENTATION

Web ID: 13j-1632

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

13 STARS ON A FLAG MADE FOR THE 1840 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, WITH THE INCLUSION OF A THREE-COLOR PORTRAIT MEDALLION, IN VIOLET , GOLD, AND BLACK; AMONG THE EARLIEST OF ALL PRINTED FLAGS KNOWN TO EXIST; REFLECTS THE VERY FIRST NOMINEE FOR WHOM PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAGS WERE MADE

Web ID: 13j-1649

U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN WITH 13 STARS IN THE 4-5-4 PATTERN, A VERY EARLY EXAMPLE, MADE circa 1835-1850’s, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN AND IN A TINY SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS

Web ID: 13j-1696

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN UNUSUAL, ELONGATED FORM OF THE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION AND ENDEARING WEAR FROM LONG-TERM USE, MADE IN THE ERA OF THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: 13j-1698

EXTREMELY RARE 14-STAR, 13-STRIPE FLAG, LIKELY MADE DURING THE ANTEBELLUM WITH AN ABOLITIONIST MESSAGE, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN AND WITH ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS USE, POSSIBLY OF U.S. NAVY ORIGIN, circa 1846-1848; EXHIBITED JUNE- SEPTEMBER, 2021 AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Web ID: 14j-811

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A TWO-COLOR IMAGE IN THE CANTON THAT CONSISTS OF A TREMENDOUS, WARLIKE EAGLE, PERCHED ON A FEDERAL SHIELD, SET WITHIN A RING OF STARS; MADE IN THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-65), THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE IN THIS STYLE AND THE LARGEST OF ALL KNOWN RECORDED PARADE FLAGS WITH AN EAGLE AS THE PRIMARY IMAGE

Web ID: 14j-812

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN FLAG WITH AN APPLIQUÉD FEDERAL EAGLE AND 14 STARS, MADE IN THE 1850’s BY RENOWNED FLAG MAKER SARAH McFADDEN, “THE BESTY ROSS OF NEW YORK,” FOR THE HUDSON RIVER STEAMSHIP “DELAWARE,” LAUNCHED, 1852; CONSCRIPTED INTO FEDERAL SERVICE BY THE U.S. NAVY AS A CIVIL WAR GUNBOAT IN 1860 (RENAMED U.S.S. DELAWARE, 1861-1865); SOLD TO THE U.S. REVENUE MARINE, WHERE IT SERVED FOR 38 YEARS (1865-1903), FIRST AS U.S.R.C. DELAWARE, THEN AS THE U.S.R.C. LOUIS McCLANE

Web ID: 14j-813

15 STAR, 13 STRIPE FLAG WITH 7-POINTED STARS AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON A RED STRIPE, MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA BY SCHOOLGIRLS FOR JOHN BROWN, JR. (1847-1932), SON OF THE FAMOUS WESTERN PIONEER AND 49’ER, JOHN BROWN, SR. (1817-1899), GUIDE TO JOHN FREMONT & COMPANION OF KIT CARSON

Web ID: 15j-801

 


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