46 Star Antique US United States Flag Americana Patriotic

46 Star Antique US United States Flag Americana Patriotic

46 Star Antique US United States Flag Americana Patriotic

Frame Size (H x L). 42 x 53 Flag Size (H x L). Offered is a forty-six star flag made of cotton. The stars are arranged in an 8-7-8-8-8-7-8 pattern. The stars in the first and sixth rows are canted to the 11:00 position, and the stars in the second and fifth rows are canted to the 1:00 position. The stars in the third and fourth rows are canted in various different directions, so as to tumble relative to one another. The forty-six star flag represents the inclusion of Oklahoma to the Union. Oklahoma was admitted on November 16th, 1907, and this flag became official on July 4th, 1908. Many Native Americans were driven to the region now known as Oklahomaas a result of the Trail of Tears and the Indian Relocation Actand promised that the region would forever be an Indian Territory. The allure of the Indian Territorys agricultural opportunities, however, was a catalyst for the passage of the Indian Appropriations Act in 1889, which opened the territory to white settlement and lead to the Land Rush. Oklahoma became known as the Sooner State, based on the large number of settlers who illegally crossed into the state, so as to get a head start and claim the best properties. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft served under served under the forty-six star flag. While it did not become official until 1908, many examples are anticipatory in nature and date to as far back as the 1890s. The forty-six star flag was official up until July 4th, 1912 when the forty-eight star became official and began to represent the inclusion of New Mexico and Arizona in the Union. This flag was hand sewn to cotton fabric, and both were hand sewn to a mounting board. To prevent the black dye in the cotton fabric from seeping into the flag, it was first washed in a standard wash and then in a dye setting wash. The flag is positioned behind a UV resistant acrylic, and spaced apart therefrom using spacers. The frame is gold in color, substantial, and beautiful. This flag has staining and foxing throughout is obverse. It also has a series of some holes along its hoist strip, as a result of this flag originally being affixed to a staff. Still, it present wonderfully. Many collectors prefer flags that show their use and age. The Good Perfect for Beginning Collectors and Gifts Date of Origin. The item “46 Star Antique US United States Flag Americana Patriotic” is in sale since Monday, January 18, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Flags & Pennants\United States, Country Flags”. The seller is “gb41735″ and is located in Davenport, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States.

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