Collecting Antique American Flags

Collecting Antique American Flag There are a few ways you can start to collecting antique American Flags. Start with the 49 star vintage American flag and go back in time: 49 (1959),48(1912-1959) These flags are fairly affordable and available. There are very few 47’s (1912)  so forget about trying to get one. 46 (1907-1912), 45 (1896-1907),44 (1890), You can find them once in a while but they are more expensive than the 48 & 49. .

Commissioning Pennant History, Naval Flags

Commissioning Pennant History, Naval Flags The act of placing a ship in commission marks her entry into active Navy service.  At the moment when the commissioning pennant is broken at the masthead, a ship becomes a Navy command in her own right, and takes her place alongside the other active ships of the Fleet. This ceremony continues a tradition some three centuries old, observed by navies around the world, and by our own Navy .

History of The Gadsden Flag – Don’t Tread on Me Flag

  History of The Gadsden Flag – Don’t Tread on Me FlagDon’t Tread on Me Gadsden Flag History; Don’t Tread on Me! The bright yellow Gadsden flag, long a symbol of support for civil liberties and disagreement with government, has its beginning deeply rooted in the days of the American Revolution. The rattlesnake, the Gadsden flag’s central feature, had been an emblem of Americans even before the Revolution. The Pennsylvania Gazette published an article .

FLAG INFORMATION & HISTORY OF AMERICAN FLAG MANUFACTURING

FLAG INFORMATION & HISTORY OF AMERICAN FLAG MANUFACTURING ANTIQUE US FLAGS ARE CATEGORIZED INTO TWO TYPES; SEWN FLAGS;/ Large Flags HAND SEWN– 1770’S TO 1860’S SEWN FLAGS ARE RARE & VERY EXPENSIVE. FLAGS FROM THIS ERA ARE FAIRLY RARE. MOSTR ARE LARGE FLAGS MADE FOR THE MILITARY AND US GOVERNMENT. FAMILY FLAGS FROM THIS ERA ARE ALL HAND SEWN. TREADLE MACHINE SEWN– THE TREADLE SEWING MACHINE WAS INVENTED IN THE US IN 1841. PRODUCTION STARTED IN 1845. .

Whipple Flag History

Whipple Flag History The American flag has remained unchanged since July 4, 1960 when a fiftieth star was added to the canton representing the newly formed state of Hawaii. This familiar fifty star design is the longest serving arrangement of the American flag, a record previously held by the forty-eight star design that was used for forty-seven years from 1912-1959. Before 1912, there were surprisingly few regulations on the design and specifications of the .

TRADITIONAL DATES TO FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG

TRADITIONAL DATES TO FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 4TH New Year’s Day January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21 Inauguration Day January 21/20th Lincoln’s Birthday February 12 President’s Birthday February 18 Washington’s Birthday February 18 Easter Sunday March 31 Mother’s Day May 13 Peace Officer’s Memorial Day (half-staff) May 15 Armed Forces Day May 19 Memorial Day (Half-staff) May 27 D-Day June 6 Flag Day June 14 Father’s Day June .

NAMES FOR OUR AMERICAN FLAG

NAMES FOR OUR AMERICAN FLAG  STAR SPANGLED BANNER OLD GLORY THE AMERICAN FLAG THE UNITED STATES FLAG THE STARS AND STRIPES THE RED WHITE & BLUE THE COLORS STANDARD GUIDON THE GRAND OLD FLAG NATIONAL FLAG NATIONAL ENSIGN (13 Star Flag) ENSIGN (A ensign is a 13 STAR FLAG only used by the Navy on ships) JACK (Used by US NAVY type of flag that only shows the stars) Historicalamericana.com Copyright 2012 Historical Americana .

STANDARD MILITARY SIZE’s of FLAGS

STANDARD MILITARY SIZE’s of FLAGS per original US Government and military regulations. Garrison flag – 20 feet hoist by 36 feet fly A Army garrison is a permanent army base. Post flag – 10 feet hoist by 20 feet fly A Army post is a military position held away from the permanent base. Storm flag – 4 feet 2 inches hoist by 8 feet fly(Modern: a small national flag flown (as at a U.S. .

History of The Creation of The Whipple Flag

History of The Creation of The Whipple Flag  In 1907 the Country had 46 States. By 1912 Congress was getting around to adding the 47th& 48thStates so we would be needing a new flag with 48 Stars. The expectation of a new flag drew considerable public interest & many groups held national design contests for the upcoming 48 star flag. A notable design was from Wayne Whipple of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Whipple’s design, which he .

History of creation of our first 13 Star United States Flag

History of creation of our first 13 Star United States Flag Why does our flag look the way it does, because of one sentence in the Constitution. Resolved that the Flag of The United States be 13 stripes alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 Stars while in a blue field representing a new constellation.- Resolution adopted by The Marine Committee of The Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June 14, 1777 .