My Vintage Flags
Vintage Antique Silk 39 Star Flag
Vintage 39 Star Flag made of a silk material. Star are in a dancing formation, as you notice each star is in a rotating position. Flag is in great condition, but has as few marks and creases. The 39 star flags were made during the late 19th century over two periods. Between 1875 and 1876 there was excitement over the possibility of of two new states. Since only one new state was added this dropped the star count to 38. Thirteen years later, the Dakota territory was to be added bringing the star count to 39 again. Since the Dakota area was split into two states this forever ended the possibility of the 39 star ever becoming official.
Flag: 15" x 24" (H x L)