I stumbled upon USA Flag Site while trying to find out info on an old 38 star flag. The flag has been in our family for several generations at least. I found it in my father possesions after he passed. I don't know anything about the history of the flag and there isn't anyone else in the family to ask. I have been researching it on the web, but so far have not found anything to compare it to. The flag measures 7'8'' x 11'8''. The hoist has what appears to be hemp rope sewn in which comes out at the top & bottom and wraps around 3/4'' metal grommets. The top edge of the flag has a white hem all the way across with buttonholes. I have not been able to find any writng or other distinguishing marks anywhere on the flag. Alot of the stitching is by hand. I am not sure if the material is wool or not. I would greatly appreciate any help identifying the origin and original use of this neat old flag. I am unable to include a photo at this time, but I will as soon as I can. Thank You Very Much!!!