North Dakota 39 star statehood flag. Printed on cotton. It is an unofficial flag because of the introduction of North Dakota 39 and South Dakota 40 at one time. It started as a single state, formerly the Dakota territory. During this time, new flags were commissioned to keep up with each new state. New flags only came out every July 4th, and three other states were admitted the same year as North Dakota, so there was no official American flag in 1889 made with 39 stars. This flag was likely a display flag used at political rallies and parades during the time used in celebration.
PERIOD: Late 19th Century
ORIGIN: Unknown, United States
SIZE: 12" x 17" frame 25" x 20"