Good day. I am totally new here. I have been on automobile forums before, but never one for flags. I had a question that I was wondering if anyone could answer. I have recently become the recipient of a 48 state flag from a fellow who was actively involved in politics, running for Congress (and losing) back in the 80's, but having been involved since the 50's. He has had the flag since the 1950's, but no one is able to answer where the flag might have come from or what it may have been used for. Normally a 48 state flag is unremarkable, but this one is unique (at least to me) that it has no grommets, eyelets or even a pole sleeve in order for it to be displayed, other than in a flag case. My father and I have visually scoured the flag for any markings, and there are none that we can find. It is the 5 ft length flag, and we had originally thought it may have been a casket flag, but from what I know, all casket flags are equipped with grommets. Could anyone shed some light on what this flag may have been made/used for?