5 Vintage Wood American Flag Designs for Your Home
by Simon Villeneuve April 21, 2016
Adding a vinyl or wool American Flag tapestry in your home will give it a vintage, patriotic look. But why decorate with a fabric american flag when you can hang a hand-crafted, reclaimed vintage wood flag that your friends will rave about? At Patriot Wood, we take our nation’s history—and the decoration of your home—seriously.
Each of our wood flags has a unique weathered, vintage look. They have been made by our master craftsman, Art Pinney, to appear aged and antiqued with raised elements providing a 3D look-and-feel—carefully replicated to match the flag's true colors and dimensions.
The grain of the wood, the boldness of the colors, and the raised elements of these five Patriot Wood vintage american flags will make a beautiful addition to your home.
1. American Vintage Wood Flag
The national flag of the USA, often referred to as the American flag, consists of thirteen horizontal stripes of red alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton called the union, bearing 50 white stars. Each star represents a state while the 13 stripes represent the thirteen colonies that declared independence from Great Britain and became the first states in the Union. Nicknames for the flag include the "Stars and Stripes", "Old Glory", and "The Star-Spangled Banner."
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2. Bennington 1776 Vintage Wood Flag
Like many Revolutionary era flags, the Bennington flag features 13 stars and 13 stripes, symbolic of the 13 American colonies that were in a state of rebellion against England. A distinctive feature of the Bennington flag is the arrangement of the 13 stripes, with white being outermost instead of red. Also, the blue canton is higher by two stripes and incorporates a large '76' surrounded by 13 seven-pointed stars. Legend claims that during the Battle of Bennington, the original flag was carried off the field by Nathaniel Fillmore and passed down through the Fillmore family.
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3. Thin Blue Line Vintage Wood Flag
The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by law enforcement to commemorate fallen officers and to symbolize the relationship of the police in the community as the protectors of the citizenry from the criminal element. Each stripe on the emblem represents certain respective figures: the blue center line represents law enforcement, the top black stripe represents the public whilst the bottom represents the criminals.
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4. Maryland Vintage Wood Flag
This uniquely designed and distinctively colored state flag was officially adopted by Maryland in 1904. The black and gold design on the flag is the coat of arms of George Calvert, first Baron Baltimore and Lord Baltimore. The red and white design is the coat of arms of the Crossland family, the family of Calvert's (Lord Baltimore's) mother, and features a cross bottony with the red and white sides of the cross alternating. It is one of only four U.S. state flags that does not contain the color blue.
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5. Betsy Ross Vintage Wood Flag
The Betsy Ross flag was designed during the American Revolution and features 13 stars to represent the original 13 colonies. Many flags with 13 stars were made during the early years of America. The Flag Act of 1777, established the first congressional standard for official United States ensigns. The shape and arrangement of the stars is not mentioned—there were numerous variations—but the legal description gives the Betsy Ross flag legitimacy.
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