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Arizona and New Mexico Statehood Flag


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25th design patriotic flag with 48 stars. Arizona gained statehood on February 14, 1912. Printed on cotton. Notation on staff "Souvenir of St. Mary's Junior Dance January 29, 1938." This is the star count widely known to most Americans when they think of an "antique" flag. Because this is the flag that most grandparents and great grandparents would have seen from their youth, it is commonly found in estate sales and among the possessions of veterans of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. President Taft's executive order of June 24, 1912, which standardized the canton of the stars on the flag to 6 even rows of 8 stars makes unusual star configurations relatively uncommon and often indicative of an early flag. A card that was included "Eugene Oregon November 11, 1957. To Ronnie Prubasky from Vera K. Shultz. I carried this flag up and down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC on the evening of November 11, 1918. Kara Kimball Shultz." Ex. Richard Pierce.

PERIOD: Early 20th Century

ORIGIN: Unknown, United States

SIZE: 17 1/2" x 11 1/2" Frame 22 1/2" x 17 1/2"

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