Civil War Period Machine Sewn 30 Star US. Flag !!! Post 1849 production and later attributed to Civil War Period between 1861 to 1863. It's possible that there was a larger "Lower Blue Field with a row of 2 to 6 Stars that were professionally removed, then replaced with the White Paneled Stripe during that Period. All the Stars are single "Appliqued", meaning the Blue Areas were Cut Out, each single White Cloth Star had to be sewn in to be seen from Both Sides. (Peek a Boo Stars) A Great effect on Reverse sides whereas the Stitching Creates an Extra White Border of stitching around the Stars. All Bars appear to be "Chain Stitched". (In Layman Terms, Double Rows of straight machine stitches.)
Condition : Has Original small "Loop Tabs" on the Hoist edge, with top Loop torn and stress Patch repair on Corner with a make-do string loop added. many interesting Patches & Repairs found from normal age & use. Many of these Large Flags were Hung straight Down on buildings from their Hoist edges, evidenced by the Good Condition of the trailing edge with lack of Wind Damage.
Standard Measures Overall : 8 Feet Long, by 5 Feet High. "Blue Field" alone containing the Stars measures 34 Long by 24 inches High.
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Historical Note : There are written stories stating that Civil War Soldiers were buried with 30 Star Flags covering their coffins. President Abraham Lincoln did not approve of these flags, since he felt that No States were legally allowed to leave the Union.
Provenance : Civil War Collection from the Phil Seltzer Estate in Mt. Gretna,Pa. He inherited the collection from his father, who was the Civil War Relic Collector.
Great Book Ref.: "A Grand Old Flag * A History of the United States Through it's Flags" By : Kevin & Peter Keim
"30 Star Civil War Flag on Coffin Story" : Pages 6 & 7 30th State Wisconsin on 1848 Page : 99 Sewing Machines Flag Making : Pages 138, 139, 140, 141
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