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Early 20th c. Monumental Belgian Flag c.1940-1950-FREE SHIPPING
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original monumental Belgian flag. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1950. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wool, Metal. CONDI...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Brass

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Painted Gladstone Bag Political Curio
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A rather odd hand painted political black leather Gladstone holdall, believed to be a graduate college bag. American in origins, second quarter of the 20th century in age 3...
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20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Leather

13-Star American Centennial Flag, circa 1876
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a beautiful 13-star American Flag. This wool flag's canton features the highly sought-after medallion star pattern, with one large central star, encircled by a ring of e...
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1870s American American Colonial Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Brass

38-Star American Parade Flag, Flown at a Reception for President Grant, 1880
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a beautifully colored 38-star American parade flag, flown at a public reception for Ulysses S. Grant in October of 1880. This printed flag features a rare, triple medallion s...
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1880s American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

13-Star American Parade Flag, 1860
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a stunning 13-star American parade flag, dating to 1860. The wool flag has 13 hand-sewn cotton stars with truncated tips. The stars are configured in the “Third Maryland...
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1860s American Federal Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wool, Cotton

"The Second World War, " by Winston Churchill
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A vintage edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The Second World War, for which he was a...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Paper

13 Star Antique American Parade Flag, ca 1876
Located in York County, PA
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: 13 star American national parade flag, printed on coarse, glazed cot...
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1870s American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

13 Star Medallion Patter Antique American Flag, ca 1910-1926
Located in York County, PA
13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 1910 AND THE 1926 SESQUICENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 13 star American national p...
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Early 20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

38 Star Antique American Parade Flag, Colorado Statehood, Ca 1876-1889
Located in York County, PA
38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING MADE DURING THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889 38 star American national p...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

Eisenhower's 1952 Portrait Style Presidential Campaign Kerchief
Located in York County, PA
PORTRAIT STYLE KERCHIEF FROM THE 1952 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF REPUBLICAN IKE EISENHOWER, FORMER SUPREME COMMANDER OF ALLIED FORCES IN EUROPE DURING WWII (NATO) Printed cotton kerch...
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1950s American Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

13 Star Woven Silk Ribbon, ca 1876-1910
Located in York County, PA
13 STAR RIBBON, WOVEN SILK, circa 1876-1910 13 star antique American flag ribbon, made of woven silk, of the type encountered in military, political, and fraternal badges and ribbon...
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1870s American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Silk

Early Folk Art American Two Sided Framed Military Drawing with Map
Located in Savannah, GA
This unusual set of drawings in a double sided frame came out of an old New England Estate in a Beacon Hill, Boston home. From what we have gathered...
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Late 18th Century American Folk Art Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Glass, Wood, Paper

69th Battery Royal Field Artillery Framed Commemorative Embroidery
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
69th Battery Royal Field Artillery Framed Commemorative Embroidery A stunning piece, in fine detail applied and embroidered tapestry, showing the counties and campaigns from 1855 ...
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19th Century Folk Art Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Silk

Vintage Union Jack, Circa 1950s
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a beautiful Union Jack parade flag, dating from the early 1950s, during the early years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. The flag is printed on cotton, with machine-sewn hemmed...
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1950s English Mid-Century Modern Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

Thomas Dewey & Harry Truman 1948 Presidential Election Campaign Collage
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a unique commemorative collage, celebrating the 1948 U.S. presidential election between Harry Truman and Thomas Dewey. This one-of-a-kind collage features a Harry Truman signed...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Metal

"God Bless America" Patriotic Piece of Folk Art
Located in Seattle, WA
Wonderful patriotic piece of Folk Art. Red, white and blue wall shelf featuring hand-carved eagle and painted stars and stripes.
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1940s American Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wood

42 Star Antique American Parade Flag, Ca 1889-1890
Located in York County, PA
42 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WASHINGTON STATE, MONTANA, AND THE DAKOTAS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, circa 1889-18...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

Large Vintage Valley Forge American Flag with 48 Stars c.1940-1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT A large Valley Forge American flag made with 48 hand sewn stars and stripes. It is in good condition and has brass grommets to hang. CREATOR Valley Forge. DATE OF MAN...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Brass

Antique Silk Broadside An Elegiac Poem Death of President George Washington 1800
Located in Portland, OR
An important & rare antique American political printed silk broadside, an elegy on the death of President George Washington, dated 1800. A poem on the Death of President George Was...
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1790s Federal Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Silk

44 Star Antique Parade Flag, Hourglass Formation, Wyoming Statehood ca 1890-1896
Located in York County, PA
44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN HOURGLASS FORMATION ON A BRILLIANT BLUE CANTON; REFLECTS THE ERA WHEN WYOMING WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1890-1896 44 star Am...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

48 Star Antique American Flag, with Hand-Crocheted Stars, ca 1917-1918
Located in York County, PA
48 STARFISH-LIKE, NEEDLEWORK EXECUTED STARS ON A HAND-CROCHETED ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG FROM THE EARLIEST PART OF THE 48 STAR ERA, 1912-WWI (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1917-18) OR EVEN PRIOR TO ...
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Early 20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

Vintage French Military Academy Officers Hat, Mid Century
Located in South Salem, NY
A rare French Military Academy Officer's hat or cap from the 1970s. These special and unique hats are part of the uniform of students studying to become officers in the French Milita...
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1970s French Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Felt

Vintage French Military Academy Officers Hat, Mid Century
Located in South Salem, NY
A rare French Military Academy Officer's hat or cap from the 1970s. These special and unique hats are part of the uniform of students studying to become officers in the French Milita...
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1970s French Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Felt

Large, Decorative Bronze Sculpture of a Spartan Warrior with Sword, Greco Roman
Located in Berlin, DE
Large and decorative bronze sculpture of a Spartan warrior. By Professor Victor Heinrich Seifert. Signed. Excellent masterpiece. On marble base.
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19th Century Austrian Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Bronze

Texas Centennial Exposition Pennant, ca 1936
Located in York County, PA
TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION PENNANT, CELEBRATING 100-YEARS OF TEXAS INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO AND ITS ESTABLISHMENT AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION While most states celebrate anniversaries of statehood, Texas and Hawaii are the only two that previously existed as independent nations. Spain claimed ownership of a significant portion of modern-day Texas in 1519, as an extension of Mexico. France claimed ownership for a 5-year period, from 1685-1690, returning to Spanish rule thereafter. In 1821, Mexico declared its independence, taking Texas with it, maintaining control until 1836, when it became the Republic of Texas, declaring its own independence, following the Texas Revolution...
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1930s American Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Felt

Vintage Asafo Flag in Pink Cotton Appliqué Pattern by Fante People, Ghana, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Kwamina Amoaku Ghana, 1960s Asafo flag in cotton applique patterns. Fante People. Asafo Flags are created by the Fante people of Ghana. The flags are visual representations of mili...
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1960s Ghanaian Folk Art Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

gucci men's sneakers
Located in Нұр-Сұлтан, KZ
Gucci men's sneakers were previously used, color black, satisfactory condition, size 7, condition in photo
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21st Century and Contemporary Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Leather

louis vuitton sneakers
Located in Нұр-Сұлтан, KZ
Louis Vuitton sneakers are made of suede, black, were previously used, size 40 European in one of the photos it is visible on the tongue, in the photo ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Suede

Men's Gucci loafers, size 8.5
Located in Нұр-Сұлтан, KZ
Men's Gucci loafers, size 8.5, previously used, condition in photo
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21st Century and Contemporary Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Suede

Swiss alp calendar dated 1797
Located in grand Lancy, CH
Swiss alp calendar
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1790s Swiss Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wood, Paper

Thomas Jefferson Crannock Carved Cane
Located in Darnestown, MD
Unique carved cane that chronicles the life and achievements of Thomas Jefferson. Among the carved words are "Thos. Jefferson of Va Born Apr 2,1743 Wa...
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19th Century American Country Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wood

Vintage Fante People Asafo Flag in Orange Cotton Appliqué Patterns, Ghana, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Ghana, 1970s Asafo flag in cotton applique patterns. Fante People. Asafo Flags are created by the Fante people of Ghana. The flags are visual representations of military organisat...
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1970s Ghanaian Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

Vintage Fante People Asafo Flag in Cotton Applique Patterns, Ghana, 1930-1950s
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Ghana, 1930s-1950s Asafo flag “The train is always ready to go” in cotton applique patters. Trains were a dramatic expression of power, regularity and reliability and as such were ...
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Mid-20th Century Ghanaian Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

Vintage Kwamina Amoaku Asafo Flag in Cotton Appliqué Pattern, Ghana, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Kwamina Amoaku Ghana, 1960's Fante Asafo flag in cotton applique patterns. Fante People. Asafo Flags are created by the Fante people of Ghana. The flags are visual representations...
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1960s Ghanaian Folk Art Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

Blue Ceramic Cross with Circular Embellishments, Unique Religious Collectible
Located in Chicago, IL
A midcentury ceramic cross made by Flemish artisan in deep and bright Klein blue. Each tip of the cross and its center are adorned with circular embellishments in hollow relief, addi...
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1950s European Arts and Crafts Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Ceramic

Vintage Italian Flag c.1940 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original Italian flag with brass grommets to hang it. CREATOR American Flag and Banner Company, San Francisco. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.19...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Brass

Early 20th Century Scottish Bagpiper's Bonnet on Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
A playful yet strong early 20th century Scottish bagpiper's bonnet with a woven wool checkerboard headband and decorated with a large black ostrich feather plume and a white feather hackle, mounted on a turned wood stand.
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Early 20th Century Scottish Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wool, Feathers

Ulysses S. Grant Signed Presidential Appointment, Dated February 28, 1871
By Ulysses S. Grant
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is an original Ulysses S. Grant signed Presidential Appointment, dating to February 28, 1871. Signed during the first term of Grant's presidency, the document appoints "Robert W. Healy" to the role of "Marshal of the United States in and for the Southern District of Alabama." The appointment is countersigned by "Hamilton Fish" as Secretary of State. The document is partially printed in formal script, and completed by hand in black ink. The document reads in full: “Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States of America. To all who shall see these presents greeting: Know ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Ability, and Diligence of Robert W. Healy, I have Nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, DO APPOINT HIM Marshal of the United States in & for the Southern District of Alabama; and do authorize & empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that Office according to Law. And to hold and hold the said Office, with all the powers, privileges, and emoluments to the same of right appertaining, unto him, the said Robert W. Healy, for the term of four years from the day of the date hereof, subject to the conditions prescribed by law. In Testimony Whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seat of the United States to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the Twenty eighth...
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1870s American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Paper

Antique 46 Star WMH Horstmann Company United States of America Flag 83"
By Horstmann
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique forty six star large wool American flag by Horstmann Company, circa 1908-1912. Horstmann firm was founded by William H. Horstmann (1785-1850), who had immigrated to Philadelphia from Germany. Horstmann bought out a local swordmaker in 1828 and thereafter entered the military goods field. The firm benefitted from the Civil War, becoming the largest military goods supplier in the nation by 1864. WILLIAM H. HORSTMANN & SONS, Manufacturers of Dress Trimmings and Military Goods. 5th & Cherry Streets, Philadelphia, PA. This house was founded, in 1815, by William H. Horstmann, a native of Cassel, in Germany. He had learned the trade of silk-weaving in France, and, emigrating to the United States in the above-mentioned year, established himself in Philadelphia as a manufacturer of fringe, laces and trimmings of various kinds. He married the daughter of Frederick Hoeckly, a German settler in Philadelphia, and also a manufacturer of fringe, coach-lace and tassels. He devised several improvements in this trade, especially by introducing varieties in the styles and patterns of this class of goods, there being at that time only two patterns used in the trade, which were known as the Jefferson pattern and the Monroe pattern. In 1824, he introduced into this country from Germany the use of plaiting or braiding machines, and about the same time he was the first to introduce into this country the use of the Jacquard loom, for weaving patterns in textile fabrics. His location was in the first instance at No. 50 North Third street, but within a short time he removed to a store next to the Harp and Crown tavern, afterwards known as the City hotel, and continued his business within a short distance of this point for many years. In 1828, he commenced the manufacture of military trimmings as a special department, and this branch has grown to most important proportions, Horstmann's military goods being in demand throughout time country. The firm have also executed large Government contracts in this line for the War and Navy Departments. In 1831, he established a branch house in New York city, and about the same time erected a factory at the corner of Germantown road and Columbia avenue. The factory was continued here until time erection of the extensive building at Fifth and Cherry streets, where the works, salesrooms and offices of time firm now are. This massive structure is six stories high, and extends 140 feet on Fifth street and 200 on Cherry street, and reaches back to Race street. The separate departments into which the business is divided are thirty in number. More than 1000 distinct looms and machines are in use in the building, many of them very costly and some invented and used exclusively by this firm, the motive power being supplied by a steam engine of fifty horse power. The area covered by the works is about 11,000 square feet. Time number of hands employed is very large, about 500. When the erection of a vast factory at this point was first proposed, a strong opposition was made by time holders of the neighboring property. The ancient German Lutheran Church and burying ground, since removed, stood opposite the site, and a bill was introduced into the Legislature to forbid the use of a steam engine within 100 yards of any place of worship. The interests which such a bill would have affected injuriously, especially those of several newspapers, roused a strong opposition to it, and it failed to become a law. In 1845, William H. Horstmann, the founder of the house, retired from the business, and his two sons, William and Sigmund, assumed the management and it was under their direction that the new building, above described, was erected. The goods produced by this house are of almost endless extent and variety. They include goods woven from all the various textile fibres—cotton, wool, silk, etc.—in every style, color and pattern, and are used for an infinite number of purposes. Narrow woven goods are time staple production, made up into material for dresses for both sexes, for use in daily life, and for regalia for ""societies;"" for the costumes of the stage, the upholstering of houses and of carriages, the uniforms of soldiers, together with equipments for the same, and for funeral purposes. The raw material used in the manufacture is to a great extent very costly, and their store rooms often hold as much as $200,000 worth of goods in an unworked state. There are two rooms devoted to power looms in the factory, one for coach lace and one for other styles of weaving, in which about 250 of these machines are constantly running. The braiding machines in the coach lace room are very noteworthy. The cord to be covered with braid is drawn through an opening in time middle of a flat, circular, metallic plate, about 15 inches across. Up to a point on this cord, about a foot above the plate, the threads of the braiding material converge, like the ribs of a tent-roof, and there weave in and out and out and in, as the coating of braid grows, and time covered cord rises and is wound away above. The weaving is accomplished by the motion of the spools below that carry the different threads of the braid. These spools stand in uprights, which are carried round and amongst each other in curved slots in the above-mentioned broad metallic plate. All but two of these spools run in and out among each other, with a swift, easy and intricate motion, mind so rapid that time eye can hardly follow it, while one or two special spools run steadily round and round among time twisting spools with the most extreme swiftness. Many other machines, displaying equally ingenious mechanism, are used in the factory. The various details of equipment manufactured and supplied by this house are also important, both for their number and the superior quality of the manufacture. The one article of swords may be taken as an instance. This trade grew naturally and immediately out of the established army and navy goods department of the works, it being necessary that the sword itself should be furnished together with the sword-belt and other trappings all complete. Every part of the sword and trappings, with the exception of the blade, is made on the premises. The blades are almost all imported from the ancient German sword-blade emporium of Solingen, where, it is said, swords have been made ever since the year 1147, when Count Adolphus of Berg brought home from the East and established there the business of forging Damascus blades. There is in this department a stock of some thousands of blades, of many different patterns and sizes, ready to be set and finished. Any style or sword can be had from this warehouse, from the plainest kind up to a presentation sword...
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1910s American Classical Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wool

Declaration of Independence Printed Scarf
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a patriotic silk scarf, celebrating the Declaration of Independence. At center of the silk scarf design is artistic rendering of the Declaration of Independence. The famous text and signatures are printed in black ink on white silk. A border of bright red encloses the text, with a five-pointed white star set against a blue square appearing at each corner. This is a newly made silk scarf, printed to celebrate our Nation's foundational text. The United States Declaration of Independence...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Silk

Pair 19th Century Victorian Eastlake Free Mason Throne Chairs w/ Symbolism
Located in Savannah, GA
Victorian Eastlake large upholstered solid oak throne chairs from Masonic Lodge with lots of detailed carving. The pair consists of one with the plumb bob sy...
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1880s American Eastlake Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Velvet, Oak

1912 Roosevelt Turkey Red Bandana, ca 1912
Located in York County, PA
Turkey red bandanna, made for the 1912 presidential campaign of teddy Roosevelt, when he ran on the independent, progressive party (bull moose) ticket Printed cotton kerchief, made for the 1912 presidential campaign of Theodore Roosevelt when he ran on the Progressive Party ticket (a.k.a., the Bull Moose campaign). This graphic textile, in a classic, western style, typical of the iconic red bandanna, is indicative of both the Republican Party in the late 19th century, and T.R.’s love of the American West. In this example, a geometric design with diamonds, surrounded by multiple, linear borders, is accompanied by the following text along the top and bottom that reads: “The Roosevelt Bandanna” and “Progressive Party,” respectively. A maker’s mark in the lower right corner reads “Cochranes Mfg. Co.” Cochrane’s was known for their long-lasting, red dye process, called “Cochrane’s Turkey Red.”. It was really a process, as opposed to a dye itself, to which the name applied. The dye was actually a derived from a synthetic colorant called “alizarin,” imported by Alexander Cochrane’s family, who emigrated to the United States from 1847, and owned a chemical company in Massachusetts that produced the dye. The fabrics were produced by the family of John Cochrane, who emigrated from Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1844. Both families, who resided in Malden, Massachusetts initially, traced their ancestry to Barrhead, Scotland, in the heart of the textile-producing region, near Glasgow and Paisley. It was in Glascow that Turkey Red printed bandannas are said to have originated, in the shop of Henry Monteith & Company, in 1802.* TR's decision to enter the 1912 election was not exactly popular among many of his friends and former supporters. His participation manifested into a unique political incident, in which the independent, Roosevelt, beat out a major party ticket, garnering 27.4% of the vote. At the same time, however, he lost the White House, not only for himself, but for his former Republican friends as well, by dividing support between his own candidacy and that of incumbent President William Howard Taft...
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1910s American Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

19th Century Patriotic Shield Painting Featuring John Adams
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Folk art patriotic shield painting of John Adams, dating to around 1876 and of a large size measuring 41" x 34.5". It is an oil on canvas laid down to boards. There is writing on the back of the boards, but I cannot make out what it says. There is another similar piece to this that features another signer of the constitution in the Smithsonian collection. This piece came from a collection in Portsmouth...
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19th Century American Folk Art Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Paint

Monumental "Valley Forge" American Flag with 48 Stars, c.1940-1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original monumental American flag made by Valley Forge Co. with 48 stars and stripes and brass grommets. Creator Valley Forge Co. Date of manufacture c.1940-1950. ...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Brass

Erie County New York Judges & Police Conference Portable Lecturn or Podium & Bag
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
The maker of this lecturn is unknown, but presumed to have originated from the United States and date to approximately 1965. The podium is composed of pine boards and playwood with h...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Pine

System Walking Stick, France, 1870
Located in Milan, IT
Gadget-System walking stick: shadow gadget cane with Napoleon profile on its ebonized wood handle. Malacca wood shaft. Iron ferrule. France 1870 circa.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Iron

Antique Federal Eagle American 50 Star Flag with Brass Eagle Pole, 19th Century
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Monumental 50 star American Flag with antique Federal Eagle brass and wood pole. A patriotic piece suitable for any home. This set includes both ...
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19th Century American Federal Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Brass, Bronze

Rare Monumental 1890 Antique 42 Star United States of America Flag
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental fifteen foot 42 star American flag, circa 1889-1890. The 42-star flag is rare because only a limited number of 42-star flags were produced after Washington became a state on Nov. 11, 1889. But it takes a more intimate knowledge of flag trivia to know just why it happened this way. White stars are added to the blue field of the star-spangled banner on the Fourth of July after a state is admitted to the union. In the fall of 1889, several western territories became states. Dakota was admitted, and then split into North and South Dakota, on Nov. 2, 1889, which made them state and star numbers 39 and 40. Montana was named the 41st state on Nov. 8, followed by Washington, on Nov. 11. Only a few flag manufacturers began producing 42-star flags before the official addition of the 42nd star on July 4, 1890. Those who tried to jump the gun by being the first to produce an up-to-date flag were surprised when Idaho was admitted to the United States on July 3...
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1890s American Classical Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

Early 20th C. Monumental American Flag with 48 Stars, c.1940-1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original monumental American flag made with 48 hand sewn stars and stripes. It is in good condition and has brass grommets to hang. Creator unknown. Date of m...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Brass

Early 20thc 48 Star Flag Hand Crochet Pillow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine hand crochet 48 star flag pillow is made with a blue velvet background or frame front and back.The insert is down & feather fill.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wool

Pair of Cast Iron George Washington Figural Andirons
Located in New York, NY
Pair of cast iron George Washington Andirons: Measures: 9" x 20" x 16" Weighs: 30 LBS.
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Iron

Antique Hand-Carved Meerschaum Smoking Pipe of Napoleon Bonaparte & Case
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique well executed hand-carved meerschaum pipe was made by the Drown Pipe company of Vienna Austria and dates to approximately 1900 and done in a Renasissance Revival style. ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Renaissance Revival Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Clay

Ann Hand American Eagle Silk Scarf
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a coveted, patriotic silk scarf, issued by American designer Ann Hand. The silk scarf was issued in a deep navy and gold colorway. At center is an art...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Silk

31-Star Printed American Flag, Celebrating California Statehood, Circa 1850
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a rare 31-star medallion printed American flag, celebrating the addition of California to the Union. The flag is printed on silk and has a spectacular “Great Star” canton pat...
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1850s American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Silk

Cast Iron Boot Jack Made for 1864 Presidential Campaign of George McClellan
Located in York County, PA
CAST IRON BOOT JACK, MADE FOR THE 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL GEORGE B. MC CLELLAN, WITH A FANTASTIC SLOGAN THAT READS "THE UNION AT ALL HAZZARDS" Made for the 1864 presidential run of George B. McClellan, this cast iron bootjack is both rare and graphically exceptional. Displaying the original black-painted surface, with attractive and desirable patina, the stylized profile has a wonderful folk art quality. Molded block letters that wrap around the heel clasp read simply "Gen. Mc Clellan. These are accompanied by a prominent Civil War-associated slogan: "The Union at all Hazards." The text is intermingled with 34 stars, which was equivalent to the number of states during the opening two years of the war, but was one star short by mid-1863 and two stars short by the time of the actual election in 1864. It's not unusual to encounter this feature in civil war campaign parade flags as well as all manner of flag-related ephemera. The iron was reportedly cast by G. & D. Cross of Morrisville, New York, though it is unsigned and I have not yet verified the attribution. I have seen two other examples, one of which had a broken and repaired tine on the U-shaped horns and newly painted surface, while the other appeared to have broken lifters and inferior, rusted patina. This is, hands-down, the best of the identified examples. Brief History of the 1864 Campaign: President Abraham Lincoln had a checkered relationship with his 1864 opponent, who he had formerly chosen as General-in-Chief of the entire Union Army. The career officer repeatedly knocked heads with his Commander-in-Chief. Having raised a well-trained and organized military force, McClellan often seemed reluctant to use it. By 1862, after losses in Virginia during the Peninsula Campaign, Lincoln grew frustrated with McClellan and the progression of the war and removed him from command. By the early part of 1864 the American people shared some of the same frustrations and Lincoln was no longer the clear choice for the White House. The nation was tired of war and the remains of the Democratic Party...
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1860s American Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Iron

Original Pottery Sculpture Head Planter, General Charles De Gaulle
Located in Vero Beach, FL
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1950s French Folk Art Vintage Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Clay

Antique Hand-Carved Hardwood Figural Confederate Soldier Styled Smoking Pipe
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very well executed hand-carved smoking pipe is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from the United States and date to approximately 1920 and done in an American Craftsman style. The pipe stem is composed of vulcanite with a silver plated band. The pipe features asvery detailed and realistic carving of a Confederate soldier...
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Early 20th Century American American Craftsman Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Hardwood

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Located in Pasadena, CA
This is an exceptional example of a 19th century British soldier's "Woolie" or woolwork that is signed "G.W. Whitby/India. The woolwork depicts the ...
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Early 19th Century English British Colonial Antique Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wool, Glass, Wood

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