38 Star Flag with Medallion Pattern ~ Antique Flag
38 Star Flag with Medallion Pattern . This flag is unusual as the flag has what is called a triple wreath of stars arranged in circles. It has no large center star which is what is normally found, so this flag is fairly unusual and rare. Made of starched gauze fabric.
The 38-Star Flag: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1877. A star was added for the admission of Colorado (August 1st 1876) and was to last for 13 years.The five Presidents to serve under this flag were; Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881), James A. Garfield (1881), Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885), Grover Cleveland (1885-1889), and Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893).
38 Stars, 1876-1890. This printed parade flag of 38 stars in the medallion pattern is one of the largest of its kind, at more than 50 inches in length. 38 star flags in this style with two outliers in the top right and bottom right corners, were made in various sizes, most typically in small hand-waving size. They were popular during the Centennial in 1876, in anticipation of Colorado statehood, granted on August 1, 1876.
Great historical piece for anyone born in Colorado who loves the state of Colorado.
The Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania held in 1864 (also known as The Great Sanitary Fair), one of the many sanitary fairs held during the Civil War, anticipated the combination of public, private, and commercial efforts that were necessary for the Centennial. The Great Central Fair, held on Logan Square, had a similar Gothic appearance, the waving flags, the huge central hall, the “curiosities” and relics, handmade and industrial exhibits, and also a visit from the President and his family, provided a creative and communal means for ordinary citizens to promote the welfare of Union soldiers and dedicate themselves to the survival of the nation. They also made Philadelphia a vital center in the Union war effort.
We use modern museum framing technology to frame our antique flags. Our in house professional framers use only conservation framing methods used by museums. We only use acid free and gas free materials along with safe ultra clear UV acrylic. All items are white gloved shipped, bring the museum home with this amazing piece of history.
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