Saturday, March 17, 2012

35 stars

The American flag was 35 stars from July 4, 1863 to July 4, 1865, which leads me to believe this painting is from the Civil War period. The eagle and the stars have glitter or remnants of glitter. The painting appears to be water-based paint on heavy stock paper; it's under glass. The 35th state was West Virginia, which formed over differences with Virginia about supporting the Union or the Confederacy. The Civil War ended under the 35-star flag. The 36th star marked Nevada's statehood.

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