38 Star Flag Kerchief / SOLD
Exquisite 38 Star Flag Kerchief with museum framing and UV acrylic. The flag banner has a very rare star arrangement where the stars are arranged in a square. It is made of fine silk with hand sewing. Overall condition is very good as it appears that it has been well taken care of and preserved since 1876. This is a beautiful showpiece and a great example of craftsmanship.
The 38-Star Flag: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1877. A star was added for the admission of Colorado (August 1st 1876) and was to last for 13 years. The five Presidents to serve under this flag were; Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881), James A. Garfield (1881), Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885), Grover Cleveland (1885-1889), and Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893). The US Congress passed an enabling act in 1875, specifying the requirements for the the Territory of Colorado to become a state. On August 1st, 1876, President Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. It became known as the Centennial State, as a result of becoming an official state 28 days after the Centennial of the US. Even though the official star count for US flags in 1876 was the 37.
As with all our products, this historical piece comes in museum quality framing with UV acrylic. All items are white gloved shipped, bring the museum home with museum quality pieces.