Sunday, November 28, 2010
48 STAR AMERICAN FLAG- Valley Forge Flag company
This 48 star American flag predates 1959, many were internment flags returning home to be buried with war vets but not this one....
This flag was made by Valley Forge Flag Co., Spring City PA. Founded in 1882, Valley Forge Flag Company, Inc. remains to this day a family-run business. Beginning as a burlap-bag business that later sold World War I surplus, including U.S. flags, the company has evolved and grown over four generations.
During the Depression Era, the company opened its first small sewing factory in Spring City, Pennsylvania to meet the increasing demand for U.S. flags, giving a formal beginning to the Valley Forge Flag brand.
World War II brought an unprecedented demand for U.S. flags. Military and other government contracts soon became the Company’s core business.
This 48 star measures 5' x 9 1/2 ' and is made of wonderful grainy combed Cotton. There are no holes, no rips, and even the brass shanks are in great condition. This flag was probably not an internment flag because of the size of the steel gromet in each corner which is more typical for flags to be raised, it was probably a town flag.....it really is beautiful and in Very Nice Condition and was found in an attic of an estate sale.