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American Flag - 46 Stars - Antique Parade Flag - 1908 - 1912

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When Oklahoma joined the United States in November of 1907 she became the 46th state and on July 4th, 1908 her star was added to the American flag. Our flag had 46 stars until 1912 when New Mexico and Arizona joined the US.

This parade flag was found in the attic of a home that had been in the same family for 150 years. The entire house was packed with amazing pieces as this family did not appear to rid itself of anything! This is a great gift for an American history buff.

Another interesting feature of this flag is the orientation of the stars which tumble across the blue field. In 1912, President Taft signed an executive order to establish standards for the proportion of fields and orientation of the stars on the flag.


The flag is attached to the wood pole with old nails. The flag fabric is weakened where it attaches to the dowel and has some tears and wear in this area (see photos 4 & 5). Two small holes (smaller than a pencil eraser) are found near the bottom left side (see photo 5).

This flag is printed on what appears to be a cotton muslin and while the fabric is delicate and requires careful handling it is in otherwise nice shape for a 100 year old flag. Time has altered the colors of the flag and the white now looks like a tea color. This flag would probably best be preserved if it were removed from the pole and framed.

M E A S U R E M E N T S:
The approximate measurements are:
Total Length with pole: 30 1/2"
Flag: 13 1/2" x 22 1/2"

S H I P P I N G:
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American Flag - 46 Stars - Antique Parade Flag - 1908 - 1912


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: cotton, muslin, ink, wood, metal, nails
  • Only ships within United States.
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