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States in order of admission to The Union & Presiding Presidents
GEORGE WASHINGTON 1789-1797 (I) (Presidents Home States)
1 Delaware December 7, 1787*
2 Pennsylvania December 12, 1787 * (James Buchannan, Eisenhower)
3 New Jersey December 18, 1787* (Wilson)
4 Georgia January 2, 1788 * (Carter)
5 Connecticut January 9, 1788 *
6 Massachusetts February 6, 1788 * (John Adams, John Q Adams, Coolidge, Kennedy)
7 Maryland April 28, 1788*
8 South Carolina May 23, 1788 *
9 New Hampshire June 21, 1788 * (Franklin Pierce)
10 Virginia June 25, 1788 * (Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Tyler)
11 New York July 26, 1788 * (Van Buren, Fillmore, Arthur, Cleveland, TR, FDR,Trump)
12 North Carolina November 21, 1789 *
13 Rhode Island May 29, 1790 *
14 Vermont March 4, 1791
15 Kentucky June 1, 1792
16 Tennessee June 1, 1796 (Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson)
JOHN ADAMS 1797-1801 (F)
THOMAS JEFFERSON 1801-1809 (D-R)
17 Ohio March 1, 1803 (W.Harrison, Grant, Hayes, McKinley, Garfield, Taft, Harding)
JAMES MADISON 1809-1817 (D-R)
18 Louisiana April 30, 1812 (Zachary Taylor)
19 Indiana December 11, 1816 (Benjamin Harrison)
20 Mississippi December 10, 1817
JAMES MONROE 1817-1825 (D-R)
21 Illinois December 3, 1818 (Lincoln, Obama)
22Alabama December 14, 1819
23 Maine March 15, 1820
24 Missouri August 10, 1821 (Truman)
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS 1825-1829 (D-R)
ANDREW JACKSON 1829-1837 (D)
25 Arkansas June 15, 1836 (Clinton)
26 Michigan January 26, 1837 (Ford)
MARTIN VAN BUREN 1837-1841 (D)
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON 1841 (W) Died in office
JOHN TYLER 1841-1845 (W I)
27 Florida March 3, 1845
28 Texas December 29, 1845 (L.Johnson, GH Bush, GW Bush)
JAMES K. POLK 1845-1849 (D)
29 Iowa December 28, 1846 (Hoover)
30 Wisconsin May 29, 1848
ZACHARY TAYLOR 1849-1850 W) Died in office
31 California September 9, 1850 (Reagan, Nixon)
MILLARD FILLMORE 1850-1853 (W)
FRANKLIN PIERCE 1853-1857 (D)
JAMES BUCHANAN 1857-1861 (D)
32 Minnesota May 11, 1858
33 Oregon February 14, 1859
34 Kansas January 29, 1861
ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1861-1865 (R) Assassinated
35 West Virginia June 20, 1863
36 Nevada October 31, 1864
ANDREW JOHNSON 1865-1869 (D I)
37 Nebraska March 1, 1867
38 Colorado August 1, 1876
ULYSSES S. GRANT 1869-1877 (R)
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES 1877-1881 (R)
JAMES A. GARFIELD 1881 (R) Assassinated
CHESTER A. ARTHUR 1881-1885 (R)
GROVER CLEVELAND 1885-1889 (D)
39 North Dakota November 2, 1889
40 South Dakota November 2, 1889
41 Montana November 8, 1889
42 Washington November 11, 1889
BENJAMIN HARRISON 1889-1893 (R)
43 Idaho July 3, 1890
44 Wyoming July 10, 1890
GROVER CLEVELAND 1893-1897 (D)
45 Utah January 4, 1896
WILLIAM MCKINLEY 1897-1901 (R) Assassinated
THEODORE ROOSEVELT 1901-1909 (R)
46 Oklahoma November 16, 1907
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT 1909-1913 (R)
47 New Mexico January 6, 1912
48 Arizona February 14, 1912
WOODROW WILSON 1913-1921 (D)
WARREN G. HARDING 1921-1923 (R)
CALVIN COOLIDGE 1923-1929 (R)
HERBERT HOOVER 1929-1933 (R)
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT 1933-1945 (D) Died in office.
HARRY S. TRUMAN 1945-1953 (D)
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER 1953-1961 (R)
49 Alaska January 3, 1959
50 Hawaii August 21, 1959(Official State on 8-21-59 By Executive Order. Should be 7-4-60)
Presidents as States entered the Union. Presidents term dates & party affiliation
I-Independent, F-Federalist, W-Whig, D-R Democrat Republican, D-Democrat, R-Republican
States become an official State on the following July 4thof admission date except Hawaii.
* One of the original thirteen colonies.
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We preserve and frame antique textiles to museum standards. Using all acid free material, wood frames & archival UV acrylic. Be sure to check out our entire collection of antique American flags.
You will realize the quality and beauty an Antique American Flag can bring to your home or office...they bring calm, peace and strength. You will treasure our antique piecesas you would an oil painting to pass down to the next generation.
They are collectable, make impressive corporate art, or a conversation piece for your home or office. They make unique gifts for the person who has everything. There is nothing like having a antique American flag on display in your home or office.
As the owner of Historical Americana, I have collected and sold thousands of vintage and antique flags over the last Twenty-nine years.
I specialize in antique American Flags and specific areas of Civil War memorabilia. After twenty plus years accumulated more hands on experience to identify antique textiles and flags better than most museum curators, auction houses and especially over general antique dealers. I also have long term working relationships with many of the top antique flag collectors in the United States who have been collecting antique flags for over forty years.
I have consulted with numerous museums across the country including The National Archives, PBS, various film production companies for national TV Shows, major motion pictures, major collectors and large and small auction houses over the years in selling, loaning, describing, documenting and identifying various antique flags and antique textiles.
I have been interviewed for many national magazines and newspaper articles on antique flags and rare Americana.
Our flags and rare Americana have been featured in numerous antique trade publications, newspapers and major national decorator magazines, national TV shows and major movies.
I have also worked with numerous major retail corporations, major on-line retailers, major on-line catalogs, many prominent national interior designers and architects.
I have always been a history buff. I never planned to own and operate a business selling framed antique flags. One thing led to another rand it just worked out this way. I bought my first flag at an antique store in Virginia. It was a 48 star from the WWII era. I was amazed that it was still around. I bought a simple frame and framed it and hung it on my office wall. As I traveled around the country I would always stop in antique stores and local auctions, I would find another old flag here and there. Again took them home and put them in a simple frame & hung them on the wall. Before long I had all four walls filled with framed flags and had amassed quite a lot of all sorts and sizes of old flags.
I have a very strong attraction to the old antique flags, when I framed the first one it hit me hard as if it were art. To me it was art. It was beautiful in its own simplicity. As beautiful as any painting. The second thing that hit me was, wow people have been dying for this flag for over 200 years. I always loved history so I started re-learning about the founding of our country. I tell people this is the only country in the history of mankind that ordinary people are governing themselves. No king, no dictator, no monarchy family, no despot, no tribal chief. It’s really amazing when you think about that. Remember that if the American Revolution would have failed, all the guys who signed the Declaration would have been hung, and they knew that would or could happen. People today say horrible things about those guys but in the end, in real reality they did well for millions of Americans for over 200 years. Americans won two world wars…we liberated ten’s of millions of innocent people from tyranny.
And then I stumbled across a book called “The Stars and Stripes” by Bolesi and Marie Louise D’otrange Mastai. They traveled across the country buying old antique flags like me for years and wrote a book about all the incredible things they found. It’s kind of like the flag bible today.
I was a antique dealer and I would sell things like every other antique dealer would, doing shows in the southeast United States for twenty plus years. During this time people would see my office and were amazed with my framed flags on the walls. I would ask them do you think people would buy them? Oh yes I want to buy one. So I would take
framed flags to my shows and sell them. All sizes all prices. So from that point my flag business has grown and basically gotten out of control.
I have seen and examined thousands of flags over the years. Each one is unique and has stains, rips, tears, its out of shape, some are pristine some are very dirty…each one has its own character…just like every American has his or hers flaws and own character. The comparison is really mind-boggling…
The most amazing flags I have seen and owned are the battle worn hand sewn flags from the Civil War. The flags were made with such amazing care and precision. Every part of the flag is hand cut and hand sewn. Some times the hand stitching is so incredible its hard to believe a sewing machine didn’t make it except there were no sewing machines back then to do it… Each one is like a work of art. There again the similarity with Americans, each one is truly a work of art and worthy to be valued.
Printed antique flags that are over 100 years old have wonderful glowing chromatic colors. The red stripes will turn various shades of oranges. The blue canton fades to lighter shade, the white turns to tan or a cream color. The whole flag takes on a surreal look, quite impressive.
I can have a number of similar flags same size same star count and each one looks different. Different colors, different hues, different flaws. Each one has had its own trials and tribulations and some have survived for 100 or 150 years. Just like us…
My overall comment on antique flags is that they are very moving, very powerful. They are like art. I have sold flags to wives to give to their husband as a gift and when the husband saw it they cried. What gift can do that?
My problem is I love all of them. Some times when I buy a really unique flag, I just have to own it for a few years before I can sell it.
Some factors that determine the price are; fewer the stars the rarer it is and it commands a higher the price because there are fewer of them. Then, what is the star arrangement, in straight rows, are they spinning, are they in the shape like a star or circle. Those flags are even harder to come by and are more expensive.
Flags bigger than 5’x9’ are somewhat difficult because they are expensive to frame.
The beginner flag is the 48 stars. They are still around at an affordable price. Depending on size and condition you can find them unframed for $10 to $150.
I frame all my flags with conservation museum framing with UV acrylic. No gas, no air, no acid, No harmful UV rays so they will last a long time.
My framed 48 star flags sell for around $250 for small and an 11”x17” cotton 48 sells for around $300-$400. Its some thing you can pass down in the family and they make great gifts
50 Star flags are really not collectable.
There are very few 49 star flags but yet their value is still low.
Antique 46 and 45 star flags are sill affordable. The 45 star is probably the best selling antique flag because it’s pre-1900, circa 1896 and was used in The Spanish American War with the connection to Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders during that war.
Virtually no 47 star flags are around to collect so they are a prized when you find one.
You can still find 44 star flags from time to time, there are virtually no 43 star flags, 42 star flags are available, and virtually no 41 and 40 star flags, you can find 39, 38, & 37 Star flags. The Civil War Flags 34, 35 & 36 stars are scarce and highly desirable and collectable.
Pre-civil war flags are seldom seen and are pretty expensive.
So, beginner flags are the least expensive; 48, 49
Next step up; 46, 45, (A 45 is more expensive than a 46)
Then the; 44, 42, 39, 38, 37 (A 37 is much more expensive than a 44)
Pricier flags for advanced collectors; 36, 35, 34 (A 34 is more expensive than a 36)
There are only a hand full of Revolutionary War flags. They are in private collections and small town museums. The Smithsonian does not have a Revolutionary War Flag. They have the 13 star from 1812. Be sure to view all of our great antique American flags we have for sale.
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