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Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags and Painted Furniture - CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER PARADE FLAG WITH 7 GRAPHICALLY WHIMSICAL STARS THAT REFLECT THE INITIAL WAVE OF 7 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNION, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, 1861
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  CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER PARADE FLAG WITH 7 GRAPHICALLY WHIMSICAL STARS THAT REFLECT THE INITIAL WAVE OF 7 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNION, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, 1861

Available: Sold
Frame Size (H x L): 13.25" x 8"
Flag Size (H x L): 2.5" x 4" on 9" staff
Description....:
7 star American parade flag, printed on coarse, glazed cotton, made to commemorate the first wave of Confederate States that seceded from the Union on February 4th, 1861. Texas was the 7th of these states, which also included, in order, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. While Northern children waved 13 star flags and flags with the full star count, some of their Southern counterparts waved 7, 8, & possibly 9 star flags as a subtle means of displaying their Confederate loyalties.

Some of these little parade flags date to the Civil War, like this example. Others were made post-war. Note how the stars of this particular variety have unusually elongated arms, which adds a nice degree of folk quality to the design.

Mounting: 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 preservation of flags and have framed thousands of examples.

The paint-decorated American molding dates to the period between 1870 and 1890, has a finish that is made to look like figured walnut or tortoise shell, with an ebonized outer edge and inner lip. The background is 100% cotton twill, black in color. The glazing is U.V. protective glass.

Condition: There is some fading of the red-orange stripes and modest pigment loss. Many of my clients prefer early flags to show their age and history of use.
Collector Level: Beginners and Holiday Gift Giving
Flag Type: Parade flag
Star Count: 07
Earliest Date of Origin: 1861
Latest Date of Origin: 1861
State/Affiliation: The Confederacy
War Association: 1861-1865 Civil War
Price: SOLD
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