Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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

ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG / ENSIGN, WITH 13 STARS & A CANTED ANCHOR, MADE BY WM. H. HORSTMANN CO., PHILADELPHIA, circa 1893 – 1920’s

Web ID: 13j-1310

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 MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A TINY EXAMPLE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS WITH SEWN CONSTRUCTION, MADE circa 1895-1926, EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, JUNE-JULY 2019

Web ID: 13j-1534

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

EXTREMELY RARE U.S. WAR DEPARTMENT COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 13 STARS, A REVERSAL OF THE U.S. NAVY COLOR SCHEME, 24 FEET ON THE FLY, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR – WWI ERA (1898-1918) N THE FLY, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR - WWI ERA (1898-1917)

Web ID: 13j-1580

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

8-FOOT COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 13 STARS, A UNIQUE EXAMPLE IN MY EXPERIENCE, LIKELY PRODUCED FOR DISPLAY ON A PRIVATE VESSEL, MADE circa 1892-1910

Web ID: 13j-1655

13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, SIGNED & DATED 1902

Web ID: 13j-1677

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 AMERICAN PARADE FLAG IN AN EXTREMELY RARE DESIGN, WITH “PROTECTION TO HOME INDUSTRIES” SLOGAN ON A FANCIFUL, SCROLLING STREAMER, MADE FOR THE 1888 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF BENJAMIN HARRISON; FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD PIERCE

Web ID: 13j-914

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

16 STARS IN A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL STARBURST MEDALLION THAT FEATURES A DISTINCT SALTIRE; A HOMEMADE AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE WITH AN ABOLITIONIST MESSAGE BY REMOVING THE SLAVE STATES FROM THE STAR COUNT, circa 1850-1858, YET WITH A COMBINATION OF TRAITS AND FEATURES THAT CURIOUSLY REFLECT TENNESSEE AS THE 16TH STATE TO JOIN THE UNION AND THE 11TH STATE TO LEAVE

Web ID: 16j-807

18 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STRIPES, LIKELY MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 1812 ADMISSION OF LOUISIANA AS THE 18TH STATE, AND PRODUCED EITHER FOR THE 1893 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR, OR THE 1876 PHILADELPHIA WORLD’S FAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO LEADING, CIVIL WAR, U.S. ARMY ENGINEER & CHICAGO ARCHITECT, WILLIAM LeBARON JENNEY

Web ID: 18j-804

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

24 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN MISSOURI WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1821-1836, EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE “WAR STRIPE” OR “BLOOD STRIPE," AND IN A REMARKABLY TINY SCALE AMONG FLAGS OF THIS ERA

Web ID: 24j-806

26 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH 11 STRIPES AND IT’S CANTON RESTING ON THE “WAR STRIPE.” THE EARLIEST KNOWN STAR COUNT FOR PRINTED EXAMPLES, 1837-1846, MICHIGAN STATEHOOD

Web ID: 26j-830

30 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA, RARE AND BEAUTIFUL, WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A HALOED CENTER STAR, WISCONSIN STATEHOOD, 1848-1850

Web ID: 30j-818

31 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH A DOUBLE-WREATH STYLE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR; REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN CALIFORNIA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-828

31 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ITS STARS ARRANGED IN THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH A STAR BETWEEN EACH ARM, USED TO MARK THE PLACE WHERE DELEGATES FROM FLORIDA AT THE 1860 ‘WIGWAM’ CONVENTION IN CHICAGO, WHERE ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS SELECTED FROM THE 3rd BALLOT AS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE; THIS EXACT FLAG ILLUSTRATED IN THE 1997 BOOK “COLLECTING LINCOLN,” BY SCHNEIDER

Web ID: 31j-857

 


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