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    [Henry Clay]: Circa 1844 Nativist Flag. Previously unseen 27.5" x 26.5" cotton flag used by an anti-immigrant group ("Nativists") who rose to prominence in the 1840s, gaining their highest level of support in Philadelphia. They eventually morphed into the "Know Nothing" Party. The flag is inscribed "Native American." The canton has 26 stars and appears in the upper right corner. The Nativists endorsed Clay in the election of 1844. This is similar in design to some of the flags issued on behalf of Clay that year. Condition is generally excellent with two rips along the right side, in the corners, and two more on the top red stripe. An important item.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    14th-15th Monday-Tuesday
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