Women's Suffrage Memorabilia: An Illustrated Historical Study
Author’s Description: While historians have long recognized the importance of memorabilia to the Woman Suffrage movement, the subject has not been explored apart from a few restricted, albeit excellent, studies. Part of the problem is that such objects are scattered about in various collections and museums and can be difficult to access. Another is that most scholars do not have ready knowledge of the general nature and history of the type of objects (postcards, badges, sashes, toys, ceramics, sheet music, etc.) that suffragists produced. Then-new techniques in both printing and manufacturing created numerous possibilities for supporters to develop campaigns of "visual rhetoric." This work analyzes 70 different categories of suffrage memorabilia, while providing numerous images of relevant objects along the way and discussing these innovative production methods. Most important, this study looks at period accounts, often fascinating, of how, why when, and where the memorabilia were used in both America and England.
Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth
Author’s Description: A pictorial record of American history depicting the nation's political, social and cultural past. There are over 1500 catalog entries (color and black & white) listing the type of textile, country of origin, colors, year of production, and size in inches & centimeters, and includes a photograph and brief description of the object. This is a unique compilation, both to the scholar and general reader will find aspects of American culture, technology, and historic traditions that have vanished.
The Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit
Author’s Description: Illustrated with over 150 full-color images of American flags and associated notes, ribbons, documents and other emblems, The Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit chronicles the evolution of the flag through examples from the Pierce Collection of American Parade Flags. Photographs illustrate a wide variety of star patterns including wreath and circle patterns, double medallion, great star, diamond, pentagon, and square configurations.
Many of the flags provide a social or historical link to the past, a connection to an important event in our history or a glimpse back in time through stories related by everyday Americans. Of particular significance are flags with handwriting or overprints stamped on them and flags found with personal letters or notes that capture a specific moment or describe a special occasion, a snapshot of history so to speak. Many depict Civil War reunions, political campaigns, Fourth of July celebrations, parades honoring the return of our armed forces from war, anniversary commemorations, menus and advertising.
The Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit brings together and recounts many stories that characterize the spirit of America and honor the flag that represents the principles on which our nation was founded. It is this sense of history, this reverence for the Stars and Stripes that embodies the feeling of Americans toward their national symbol of freedom and their hopes and dreams for the future.
The Stars and Stripes: The American Flag as Art and History from the Birth of the Republic to the Present
Author’s Description: This unprecedented book is the first to show us our national flag in all its various incarnations through two hundred years. Based largely on the authors' incomparable collection of antique American flags, the beautiful color photographs, the superb narrative and captions trace the development of the flag's design from the first rebellious stripes, conceived in Revolutionary fervor, to the standard precision of our current fifty-star flag. With 255 plates in full color.
Star-Spangled Banner: Our Nation and Its Flag
Author’s Description: This fascinating book explores the role of the flag through America's triumphs and tragedies: from the burning of the White House in 1812 to the planting of the flag on the moon to the days following the the September 11 attack on the United States. Learn about the evolution of the stars and stripes; the flag in war and diplomacy, the flag in exploration and the flag in daily life. A useful section on the proper display of the flag is included. Engaging, informative text and more than 250 photographs examine the story of a nation, woven into a piece of cloth.
Stars and Stripes: Patriotic Motifs in American Folk Art
Author’s Description: As a burgeoning nation that had fought hard for its indepedence, late eighteenth-century America was quick to develop visual symbols to represent the newfound freedom and unity of its citizens--the flag representing the thirteen colonies, the American eagle, Lady Liberty. In Stars and Stripes: Patriotic Motifs in American Folk Art, author Deborah Harding finds these and other patriotic images decorating quilts and coverlets, whirligigs and weather vanes, game boards and fire buckets--almost no object that could be painted, stitched, or carved was spared embellishment with our country's colors or symbols. Harding examines these objects, from the minute to the monumental, the whimsical to the more sober, with an eye to both the artistic and historical significance of each piece. Among the items that her extensive research and archival work have unearthed include the flag, hand painted with the figure of Liberty, which was in Lincoln's booth the night he was assassinated and the coverlet crocheted by Grace Coolidge who wished to begin a tradition of First Ladies leaving a memento in the White House. This groundbreaking volume, the first to examine such a wide range of these early patriotic images, makes visual to the twenty-first-century reader our nation's earliest displays of pride and patriotism.
Flags of the American Civil War 2: Union
Author’s Description: The regimental or battery set of colours was more than simply a unit designation, issued for the ease of a commander in identifying his units in the field. It was the very symbol of the regiment; it was its heart, the thing that drew its members together. As such it was fiercely defended in action, where it flew in the centre of the line. Complemented by numerous illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Rick Scollins, this book by Philip Katcher provides a fascinating examination of the Union flags of the American Civil War (1861-1865).
A Grand Old Flag: A History of the United States Through its Flags
Author’s Description: Showcasing one of the largest personal collections of American flags, father and son, Peter and Kevin Keim uniquely tell the history of the United States through the development of the American Flag and highlight the myths and facts behind the Stars and Stripes and the people behind its creation.
- Includes specially commissioned, full-color photographs of 125 American Flags from the author's collection, as well as other memorabilia
- Readers will learn something new about flags on each spread
- Features timelines, biographies, historical sidebars, and annotations of specific flags
Collecting Lincoln with Values
Author’s Description: Look at Abraham Lincoln through others’ eyes, seeing history in an entirely different light. While historical text details what Lincoln thought or did and how he planned his actions, the collector of Lincoln holds tangible items, revealing how society saw or portrayed the president. Through collectibles, Lincoln is revealed not only as politician, but also as the subject of painters and sculptors. His influence on society and politics is brought to life in a way which can’t be produced in a purely historical or biographical text. The first president to be photographed and have his photographs distributed to hundreds of thousands of citizens, Lincoln’s image appears on medals, coins, stamps, and currency, and his story is told in books and pamphlets. Lincoln relics elevate him to an almost saint-like figure in society, and his assassination brought the nation to its knees in mourning. Over 950 photographs illustrate this multi-faceted look at Lincoln and how society still reveres him more than one hundred years after his death.
Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag
Author’s Description: From one of the world's leading graphic designers comes a stunning tribute to America's most enduring icon: the Stars and Stripes.
The Revolutionary Congress resolved in 1777 that "the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new constellation." Since that time, the American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; burned in fervent protest; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by the commercial sphere to sell goods as varied as cigars, designer clothing, and rock-and-roll albums; and faithfully honored every 4th of July to celebrate America's independence.
Civil War Battle Flags of the Union Army and Order of Battle
Author’s Description: A publication of great and lasting historical significance, the complete organizational charts of the Union Army, direct from the Quartermaster General in 1862, are combined with the designating battle flags (1861-1865), from the headquarters of Generals Grant and Sherman to each individual division and brigade. Originally produced in 1888 by Burk & McFetridge Printers, Lithographers and Publishers in Philadelphia, this work has become so rare that only the most astute researchers were aware of its existence. Printed in six colors (with silver and gold inks), these stunning flags and charts are essential for each Civil War enthusiast's library.
The American Flag: Two Centuries of Concord & Conflict
Author’s Description: This volume is a unique and new selection of important flags - both well-known and obscure - in this extraordinary new book offers the reader a living history of the major themes of American flags - the birth and growth of the Stars and Stripes (plus little known variants), naval and military colors, official and popular flag usage, flags involved with major events, etc. Original flags associated with Lincoln and Custer, the limousine flags from Kennedy's assassination, flags from Pearl Harbor and 9/11 are analyzed. Original examples chronicle flags from 13 to 50 stars and three thoughtful essays define the meaning of the flag.
The Flags of the Union: An Illustrated History
Author’s Description: This classic guide by Devereaux D. Cannon, Jr. has been updated with 20 additional flags and given a fresh wash of color by noted Civil War artist and historian Alan H. Archambault. Exploring the history and development of flags in the United States leading up to and during the Civil War, his research picks up where Cannon left off. The Wall Street Journal called Cannon’s companion volume, The Flags of the Confederacy: An Illustrated History, “the last word on the flags of the lost cause.” This volume continues that tradition.
American Flags: Designs for a Young Nation
Author’s Description: The American flags of our forefathers were often beautifully handmade objects that lovingly expressed in both craft and design the patriotic sentiments of their makers. American Flags presents 70 shining examples of these masterpieces of popular art, with a short, readable essay that gives the history of the flag from the nation's founding up until 1912, when United States law finally decreed that the design of the flag must be uniform across the land.
Today, the audience for historic flags is booming. Museum exhibitions of flags have proven to be far more popular than even their organizers expected, and prices for historic flags have been rising rapidly. The flags presented here are arranged chronologically, showing how individual flag makers redesigned the flag for different occasions, such as the admission of new states to the Union. Selected for their historic significance and their craft and workmanship, these rare survivors bear the marks of time and events.
100 American Flags: A Unique Collection of Old Glory Memorabilia
Author’s Description: The American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by popular culture; and faithfully honored every Fourth of July. This vibrant collection of 100 Stars and Stripes artifacts ranges from Civil War-era banners and Native American braided moccasins to an early 20th-century "friendship" kimono and original flag art by several of the world's leading designers. Destined to captivate folk-art aficionados, history buffs, and collectors, 100 AMERICAN FLAGS provides a stunning visual history of America's most treasured symbol. A timely, patriotic full-color book presenting 100 American flag artifacts from one of the world's most eminent collectors, designer Kit Hinrichs. Selected images from LONG MAY SHE WAVE in an affordable, collectible edition. Election year and wartime keepsake, displaying nonpartisan national pride.
Sotheby's Catalog: Custer's Last Flag | The Culbertson Guidon from the Battle of Little Bighorn
Sotheby's Important Americana Catalog: The Mastai Collection of American Flags