American Vintage 48 Star Flag – Phila QM Depot 5’x9’6 . FLU6145b


American Vintage 48 Star Flag. Marked on edge Phila QM Depot 5’x9’6. This is the size of the typical internment flag. This one was made by The Quartermaster Depot in Philadelphia. Internment flags were issued by the U.S. military for the burial of our soldiers who had fallen in battle. This one has very heavy-duty zinc-alloy type ends on two of the corners, which looks more like it was meant to be flown. Separate applied stitched on stars. The 48-star flag was used from 1912-1949. Worn condition.


Additional Notes: The American 48-star flag was flown from July 1912 to July 1949. In 1912, 2 stars were added to the 46-star flag, with the added stars representing the states of Arizona and New Mexico, bringing the total number of stars to 48. The stars are arranged in six rows of eight stars each. There were thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies.

A general guide in American Flag construction materials is that cotton flags were issued during WW2 and nylon flags were issued during the Korean War. Earlier flags then WW2 were typically made of a wool blend.


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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 13 × 12 × 3 in

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