I have a 38 star flag, which has been in our family for many years. It is 7'8'' x 11'8'' & looks to be very old. It has a cotton hoist with grommets sticking out at the top & bottom. The grommets have a hemp rope that wraps around them that runs indside the length of the hoist. Along the top edge of the flag there is a cotton hem with buttonholes spaced along it. There is a mixture of machine sewing & hand sewing. The stars are sewn on by hand & they appear to be made out of cotton. I have been looking for a similar flag to compare this to, but so far have found nothing in the same size or having the same design features. I have not been able to find any markings or writing on the flag that would suggest the manufacturer either. I am intersted in finding out the use of original use the flag. My grandfather, great grandfather and several other family members were in the military as far back as the civil war. Possibly it was used at a military installation or on some kind of vessel. I would like to find out as much as I can, it is a part of our family history. Thank you very much for your assistance.