U.S. 35 Star Double Ring Flag - Jabez Loane.

Sub-collection: U.S. 35 Star Flags

U.S. 35 Star Double Ring Flag - Jabez Loane.
This large, wool, 35 star, double ring flag is attributed to the Baltimore maker of tents, awnings and flags, Jabez Loane. It is rare when an actual manufacturer of flags can be identified, but this flag is similar in design to a surviving specimen in the Loane Brothers office in Baltimore Maryland.

The distinctive double ring pattern with a center and four accent stars can be attributed to Loane. This Maryland flag maker remained in the flag business until just before the First World War. For other examples of a 35 star flag see, ZFC0023, and for 38 star versions see ZFC0019 and ZFC0020.

The flag shown resembles a number of flags which can be identified from photographs as having been flown on the locomotive that drew the funeral carriage for President Lincoln. Hundreds of thousands of mourners saw these flags as the train proceeded from Washington to Springfield, Illinois, the president's burial site. There are existing photos of the train on page 389 of "The Civil War," by Geoffrey C. Ward, with Ric Burns and Ken Burns.

The distinctive star pattern attributed to Loane is a double ring pattern with one star in the center and one star in each corner of the canton.

Provenance: Acquired at auction in 2008 from Cowan's Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio.

ZFC Important Flag


Madaus, Howard M.- Whitney Smith, The American Flag: Two Centuries of Concord and Conflict, VZ Publications, Santa Cruz, 2006.

Loane Brothers History, Loane Bros. Inc,. 20 May 2012, from: http://www.loanebros.com/aboutus/index.html

35 Star Flag - (1863-1865) (U.S.), Flags of the World, 19 May 2012, from: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-1863.html

Bazelon, Bruce S., William F. McGuinn, A Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers 1785 - 1915, Combined Edition, Manassas, REF Typesetting & Publishing Inc, 1999.

Image Credits:
Zaricor Flag Collection

Hoist & Fly

Width of Hoist 111
Length of Fly 212


Width of Union/Canton 62.25
Length of Union/Canton 69


Comments on Star Measurements double ring with center star and four corner stars
Size of Stars 6.5


Width of 1st Stripe 8.5
Width of 3rd Stripe 8.5
Width of 8th Stripe 9
Width of Last Stripe 8.75
Size of Hoist 1.5


Is it framed? no


Number of Stars 35
How are the stars embeded? Sewn
Are there stars on obverse? yes
Are there stars on reverse? yes


Number of Stripes 13
Color of Top Stripe Red
Color of Bottom Stripe Red
Has a Blood Stripe? no


Nation Represented United States


Fabric Wool


Stitching Hand


Type of Weave Plain


Comments on Method of Attachmen Thimbles held with eye splice
Rope through header
Method of Attachment Thimbles


Applique Sides Single Faced = Mirror Image Reverse


All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.


Condition Good
Damage Used, worn, soiled, stained, repaired with minor tears along upper edge of canton.
Displayable yes


Date 1863-1865