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    Massachusetts State Militia Flag, Circa 1850. A magnificent silk flag with gold fringe measuring 66" on the fly and 55" at the hoist, featuring a beautifully painted Massachusetts State Seal, which contains a full standing portrait of an Indian Chief in native attire with a tomahawk in his belt. This same image is on a bronze Revolutionary War cannon barrel from Massachusetts. On the reverse is the Massachusetts Pine Tree Emblem, complete with Liberty Cap, perched on the top of the tree. This same image of a Pine tree image appears on Massachusetts's coinage of the period as well as on their Revolutionary flags. A remarkable flag with original gold silk ties, this flag certainly would have flown during the first years of the Civil War, carried by militia volunteers from Massachusetts.

    Authentication: Letters of authenticity and research from renowned Civil War flag expert and author Howard Madaus.

    Provenance: The Crow Art Partnership Collection (Dallas, Texas)


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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