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Flag: A 31-star American national flag said to have been used in the 1860 campaign of Abraham Lincoln, 1850–1858 1850–1858

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Flag: A 31-star American national flag said to have been used in the 1860 campaign of Abraham Lincoln, 1850–1858 1850–1858

Flag: A 31-star American national flag said to have been used in the 1860 campaign of Abraham Lincoln, 1850–1858 1850–1858

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

23,940

USD

Flag: A 31-star American national flag said to have been used in the 1860 campaign of Abraham Lincoln, 1850–1858

1850–1858


The hand-sewn double-appliqued cotton muslin stars configured in a "double oval wreath" or "double oval medallion" on a two-piece wool bunting canton; the stripes are machine-sewn wool bunting, the canvas sleeve with brass grommets, stenciled E.P. Foster, Maker, 37 South 3rd St., Philada.

Approximately 5 ft. 3 in. by 12 ft. 8 ½ in.

With small losses throughout as photographed, especially at the top edge, along hoist edge, and to colored sections throughout, consistent with age and use.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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The American Flag Collection of Thomas S. Connelly (Sotheby's New York, 23 May 2002, lot 116)
With a placard stating This flag was unfurled during the first (Presidential) Lincoln campaign, 1860.  It was found in the barn of a farm located on land which later became Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  The 31-star flag originally commemorated California being admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and was official from July 4, 1851 to July 4, 1858.