SEVENTEEN STAR FOLK ART AMERICAN FLAG
Made circa 1854, commemorating Thomas Jefferson's signing of an act of Congress approving Ohio's boundaries and constitution on February 19, 1803.
Height 37 ½ by Width 42 in.
In overall excellent condition with original stitching apparently in tact. Very light soiling throughout. Any pulls and/or tears are negligible. Housed in a contemporary gilt frame with linen backing.
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Sotheby's, New York, The American Flag Collection of Thomas S. Connelly, May 23, 2002, lot 99.
This flag was flown during the Civil War from a ship whose sailors were most likely from Ohio.