Rare 19-Star American Flag

Cotton, 60 x 88 in., with 19 hand-sewn, double-applique cotton stars configured in an arrangement of one central star surrounded by a ring of eight stars, which is surrounded on three sides by ten stars. The fly is constructed of eight hand-sewn, cotton stripes, with the name Mitchell inked on verso, along edge of right side of flag. A rare, early flag possibly created around the time when Indiana became the 19th state in the Union, December 11, 1816.

Condition:Noticeable wear along edges; tear along top right portion of flag; 3 holes in second white stripe from top; loss of fabric along top edge of canton; few tears along seams of flag; scattered stains; some toning.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000


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