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Design Sleuth: Made-in-the-USA American Flags

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Design Sleuth: Made-in-the-USA American Flags

July 4, 2017

The Fourth of July has us thinking about flags; here are some sourcing ideas.

A large old American flag hangs in the hallway of a white painted barn. Photograph from Rachel Halvorson Designs.
Above: A large old American flag hangs in the hallway of a white painted barn. Photograph from Rachel Halvorson Designs.
An antique framed American flag bought on eBay in an apartment architected by Oliver Freundlich Design. See The Ultimate Starter Apartment, Cobble Hill Edition.
Above: An antique framed American flag bought on eBay in an apartment architected by Oliver Freundlich Design. See The Ultimate Starter Apartment, Cobble Hill Edition.
An American flag filters light in the bathroom of director Gaby Dellal’s London house from A Free-Spirited Film Director, at Home in London.
Above: An American flag filters light in the bathroom of director Gaby Dellal’s London house from A Free-Spirited Film Director, at Home in London.
An American flag displayed above a built-in sofa on the houseboat of Fredericks & Mae team Gabe Cohen and Jolie Signorile. Photograph by Douglas Lyle Thompson from Rehab Diary: The Ultimate Houseboat in NYC.
Above: An American flag displayed above a built-in sofa on the houseboat of Fredericks & Mae team Gabe Cohen and Jolie Signorile. Photograph by Douglas Lyle Thompson from Rehab Diary: The Ultimate Houseboat in NYC.

Three to Buy

Best Made carries an American flag by its downtown New York neighbor Annin flagmakers, a Fulton Street company founded in 1847. Annin’s flags are the classics: They were at Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration and funeral, and planted on the North Pole in 1909, the South Pole in 1930, Mount Everest in 1963, and on the moon during the 1969 Apollo mission. Annin American Flags are made of 100 percent cotton in New Jersey.
Above: Best Made carries an American flag by its downtown New York neighbor Annin flagmakers, a Fulton Street company founded in 1847. Annin’s flags are the classics: They were at Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration and funeral, and planted on the North Pole in 1909, the South Pole in 1930, Mount Everest in 1963, and on the moon during the 1969 Apollo mission. Annin American Flags are made of 100 percent cotton in New Jersey.

A 48-Embroidered Star Flag dating from 1945 to ’50, from Jeff R. Bridgman, a antiques dealer specializing in flags. This example is sold, but Bridgman has a range of others.
Above: A 48-Embroidered Star Flag dating from 1945 to ’50, from Jeff R. Bridgman, a antiques dealer specializing in flags. This example is sold, but Bridgman has a range of others.
Ethan Allen sells Framed Vintage American Flags of different sizes starting at $899.
Above: Ethan Allen sells Framed Vintage American Flags of different sizes starting at $899.
For more summer style inspiration, see our post Summer Refresh: 11 Seasonal Updates for the Home.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 24, 2012.

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