ca. 1955-1963. 100% cotton. Flag: 36" x 60". Frame Size: 41 1/2” x 67 1/2” Label: “Made by the Sherritt Flag co. Inc. Flag Mfg Since 1922. Richmond 30. VA” RN 23014. There is also a stamp for the International Ladies Garment Worker Union which was founded in 1900, the stamp on the flag was used between December 5th 1955 and June 28th 1963.
The Tennessee state flag was designed by LeRoy Reeves of the 3rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry and was officially adopted by the Tennessee State Legislature on April 17th, 1905. According to Mr. Reeves: “The three stars are of pure white, representing the three grand divisions of the state. They are bound together by the endless circle of the blue field, the symbol being three bound together in one - an indissoluble trinity. The large field is crimson. The final blue bar relieves the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much crimson when hanging limp. The white edgings contrast more strongly the other colors”
Custom mounted and framed in an Italian silver leaf frame with U.V. filtering museum Acrylic.
13 Star Flag 1876
American Centennial Celebration 13 Star Flag. ca. 1876. Flag 47”x 58” Frame: 54” x 65 1/4”
American hand sewn double sided flag. Stars are hand cut and sewn using a whip stitch arranged in a classic 3-2-3-2-3 pattern. Wool bunting canton and stripes with linen hoist. Hoist has hand whipped eyelets using a button hole stitch.
This American flag was made around 1876 to Celebrate the American Centennial. The 13hand cut and sewn stars commemorate the original thirteen colonies. The thirteen stripes were sewn with an early sewing machine which were in use in American by the 1850’s.
Mounting: Hand sewn to 100% silk organza and conservation mat board. Framed in a 3 1/2” wide walnut hewn moulding with gold liner.
35 Star Flag Made by William Mintzer, Philadelphia
35 Star Flag Made by William G. Mintzer, Philadelphia. West Virginia Statehood, 1863-65. Height 41 1/2” Length61 1/2”
Completely hand sewn and fully signed by the maker with a stencil mark. Hand sewn and signed flags of this period a very rare.
Condition: Excellent, some areas of period repair
38 Star Flag. ca. 1877
ca. 1877 Colorado Statehood. Flag: 12 1/2” x 17 1/2” Frame: 19 1/2” x 25 3/4”
A rare small size silk flag usedbetween 1877 and 1890. Silk flags are rare as they did not survive as well as other materials. Housed in an Italianwalnut frame.
46 Star American Flag
Signed and Dated: June 15th 1908
Cotton Bunting, sewn stars, Whimsical hand applied fringe.