Item:
ONSV21ECC88

Original U.S. Pre-WWI 46 Star Multi-Piece Cloth National Flag - 3ft. by 5ft.

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Now these are hard to come by! On November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was officially admitted as the 46th State in the United States. Just over 4 years later, on January 6, 1912, New Mexico was admitted, followed quickly by Arizona, which gave us the 48-star flag used through WWI, WWII and the Korean War. It wasn't until 1949 that Alaska was admitted as the 49th state.

Only made for just over 4 years, these flags are quite rare, and this is the first example we have seen. This United States National Flag is in a nice displayable 3 x 5 foot size, as very faintly marked on the white canvas header. It has shrunk a little bit in one direction, so it measures closer to 33" by 60".

The flag body is of multi-piece construction, with each stripe a different piece of cloth, and a dyed blue canton with white stars. The cloth itself looks to be cotton or linen. The white canvas header is in good shape, and still has intact hanger grommets on each end, though these may have been added later, as they look quite modern. There are multiple small stains on the header from where it was hung up with tacks for some time.

The flag definitely shows age, however it does not look to have been used outdoors much, as it is still in very structurally sound condition. It has the usual age toning, so the white is now somewhat beige. A very nice example, ready to display!

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