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Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags and Painted Furniture - 45 STARS IN STAGGERED ROWS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE 1896-1908 PERIOD, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, REFLECTING UTAH STATEHOOD
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  45 STARS IN STAGGERED ROWS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE 1896-1908 PERIOD, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, REFLECTING UTAH STATEHOOD

Available: Sold
Frame Size (H x L): 30.25" x 46.5"
Flag Size (H x L): 19.75" x 35"
Description....:
45 star American national parade flag, printed on gauze-like cotton. The stars are arranged in staggered, linear rows of 8-7-8-7-8. There was no official star pattern until 1912 and before this time the configuration was left up to the maker.

Utah became the 45th state in 1896. It had been attempting to gain statehood for many years, but remained a territory, primarily due to the fact that the Mormon Church and Utah authorities continued to be openly tolerant of polygamy. In 1890, Mormon Church President Wilford Woodruff published a manifesto that denounced the contract of “any marriages forbidden by the law of the land”. This gave way to Utah’s 1896 acceptance. The 45 star flag was generally used from that year until 1907, when Oklahoma joined the Union. Due to the Spanish-American War (1898) and Teddy Roosevelt’s famous world tour of the “White Fleet” (launched in 1907), this was an extremely patriotic period.

Mounting: The flag was mounted and framed within our own conservation department, which is led by expert staff. We take great care in the mounting and presentation of flags and have preserved thousands of examples. The background is 100% cotton twill, black in color. The black-painted, hand-gilded and distressed molding is Italian. The glazing is U.V. protective plexiglass. Feel free to contact us for more details.

Condition: There are no significant condition issues.
Collector Level: Beginners and Holiday Gift Giving
Flag Type: Parade flag
Star Count: 45
Earliest Date of Origin: 1896
Latest Date of Origin: 1908
State/Affiliation: Utah
War Association: 1898 Spanish American War
Price: SOLD
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