Antique 7 Star Parade Flag Made with Southern Sympathies | Circa 1876-1890

7 Star Antique Parade Flag
Close-up of 7 Star Antique Parade Flag
7 Star Antique Parade Flag
Close-up of 7 Star Antique Parade Flag

Antique 7 Star Parade Flag Made with Southern Sympathies | Circa 1876-1890

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Frame Size (H x L): 6” x 4.5”
Flag Size (H x L): 2” x 3”   

Offered is a seven-star antique parade flag with folksy stars and stripes.  Thirteen-star parade flags were commonly waved at centennial celebrations in 1876, which were held across the country and, most notably, in Philadelphia at the Centennial International Exhibition.  The flag offered here is similar, but instead made with southern sympathies to commemorate the first wave of states that seceded from the Union, beginning in 1861.  The first wave included Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas.  A second wave included Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, and it completed the final grouping of the Confederate States of America.  Not only did Southerners wave seven-star parade flags, they also occasionally waved eight-star and nine-star versions, though with much less frequency.  They, too, celebrated the initial wave of states seceding from the union.

This flag dates to between 1876 and 1900.  Some seven-star flags date to the Civil War, but this one lacks the orange dying of such examples.      

Conservation Process: This flag was hand sewn to cotton rag board.  The flag is positioned behind a UV resistant acrylic, and spaced apart therefrom using spacers.  The frame is an antique frame with a gold braid around its inner rim.  

Condition Report: This flag is in excellent condition.  

Collectability Level: The Good – Perfect for Beginning Collectors and Gifts Date of Origin: 1876-1890  
Number of Stars: 7
War Association: The Civil War (1861-1865) 
State Affiliation: The Confederate States  

 

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