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ZFC3581

U.S. 24 Star Flag, 1821 - 1836.

Sub-collection: U.S. 24 Star Flags

U.S. 24 Star Flag admission of Missouri as a new state of the union.
The flag large wool flag represents Missouri, the 24th state to enter the Union in 1821. All of the flags' attributes point to period construction except the hoist and backing which are believed to be a replacement and a conservation which allowed for continual display. Such care speaks to the importance this flag once had to its previous owners.
This flag is inscribed "777 E. C. Foo" the rest is indistinguishable.

U.S. Flags bearing 24 stars were current for over 14 years, from 1821 to 1836, a formative and important period in U.S. History. Even so, they are relatively rare, as many are believed to have been converted into higher star counts.

ZFC Significant Flag

Sources:



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

24 Star Flag - (1822-1836) (U.S.), Flags of the World, 10 November 2011, from: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-1822.html

Physical Characteristics of Antique Flags, Antique US Flag Assessment Guidelines, Dave Martucci's FLAG PAGES, 10 November 2011, from:
http://www.vexman.net/physical.htm

Image Credits:
Zaricor Flag Collection
Cowan's Auction



Hoist & Fly

Width of Hoist 68.5
Length of Fly 112

Union/Canton

Width of Union/Canton 37.5
Length of Union/Canton 52

Stars

Comments on Star Measurements 6-6-6-6 horizontal rows
Size of Stars 5.25

Stripes

Width of 1st Stripe 5.5
Width of 3rd Stripe 5.5
Width of 8th Stripe 5.5
Width of Last Stripe 5.875
Size of Hoist 2

Frame

Is it framed? no

Stars

Number of Stars 24
How are the stars embeded? Single Applique
Are there stars on obverse? yes
Are there stars on reverse? yes
Comments on Stars Obverse.
Wool with appliqu├ęd cotton stars.
Star Pattern 6-6-6-6 horizontal rows.

Stripes

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

Nationality

Nation Represented United States

Fabric

Fabric Wool

Stitching

Stitching Hand

Weave

Type of Weave Plain

Attachment

Comments on Method of Attachmen Grommets may be a later addition.
Method of Attachment Headings & Grommets

Applica

Applique Sides Single Faced = Mirror Image Reverse

Documentation

Documents
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
Drawings
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
Research Documents
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
Public Copy & Signs
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.

Condition

Condition Good
Damage In rough condition, with numerous patches and holes, the flag has been recently stitched onto linen backing to stabilize it.
Displayable yes

Date

Date 1821-1836