Antique 13 Star Flag ~ SKU 15452

Flag showing 50″x 68″
Frame 58″x 80″


Antique 13 Star Flag

Authentic Antique 13 Star Flag. Rare large antique 13 star flag that is hand sewn. Made of wool with beautiful hand sewn linen stars. Haxs hand made leather tabs on the hoist that would have attached it to a staff. This flag dates to 1858 to 1865 era.

The 13 star flag is the most popular colonial flag. The flag became the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, which is now known as Flag Day. Once the independence was declared, the new United States desired to have its own flag. The Flag Resolution of 1777 on June 14th of that year was passed by congress. The Flag Resolution reads: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

The 13 star flag has variations in design with The Hopkinson flag and Betsy Ross flag being two of the most well known of the variations. Though this flag appears to be the Hopkinson flag, closer examination of the stars let’s you know otherwise. The Hopkinson flag differed in which the stars were 6 point as this flag has 5 point stars. This particular variation is known as the USS Ranger flag and is the first documented flag of the United States Navy.Other flags were flown by the Navy but this particular flag is the first to be documented for the U.S. Navy. The USS Ranger flag was first flown by Navy captain John Paul Jones on the USS Ranger on July 4, 1777.

The flag has museum framing and the frame is 68″ high and 80″ wide with UV acrylic.
White glove shipping. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity as with all our antique flags.