44-star flag questions

Discussion in 'Flag Identification and Collecting' started by cmclane2, May 7, 2007.

  1. cmclane2

    cmclane2 Guest

    I have a 44-star flag that has a circular pattern of the stars. I think it is printed on a flour-sack. I cant find any information on this on the internet.
    Any information would be apprciated. Thanks.
  2. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    Circular patterns for stars were very common from the 1840's through the 1880's (38-stars) but are scarcer for 44- and 45-star flags. Can you post, or send me a digital image so I can try to give you more info?
  3. try wyoming around 1891 or so.... ive never heard of a 44 stared flag is a circle but from what i know 44 stars is wyoming and they became one of the US States in 1891.
  4. cmclane2

    cmclane2 Guest

    Thanks for replying, here is a photo.

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  5. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    Thanks for the photo. It does, indeed, appear to be an early 1890's vintage printed cotton flag. The 44-star flag was official from July 4, 1891, to July 3, 1896. There were no "official patterns" for the stars until 1912, so flagmakers would produce whatever they thought would sell. As I noted earlier, by the 1890's circular patterns were seen less frequently than earlier in the century.
  6. cmclane2

    cmclane2 Guest

    Thanks for the info! It helped alot. :)
  7. AmericaHurrah

    AmericaHurrah Member

    Hi, do you still have your 44 star flag?
  8. kc44stars

    kc44stars New Member

    Just wondering if you have found any more info on you flag? I too have a 44 star flag, but mine is in the shape of a star. Thanks K

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