39-star North Dakota statehood flag. North Dakota gained statehood on November 2, 1889, however as South Dakota was also admitted as the 40th State on the same day, this flag became instantly obsolete. 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: North Dakota, United States
SIZE: 16" x 12" frame 22" x 18"