39.5" by 48" when framed
Thirty-Nine Star Unofficial American Parade Flag
- This is a rare 39 star, printed United States parade flag. The reason this flag is so rare is because there wasn’t an "official" 39 star U.S. flag – the 39 star flag legally never existed. The maker of this later 19th century flag gambled on the possibility of the Dakota Territory entering the Union without companions, and lost. Congress divided the Territory and admitted Montana, Washington, and Idaho as well. Circa 1877 – 1889.