Lot 112: Andrew Jackson Flag Battle of New Orleans
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: The Andrew Jackson Presentation Flag Celebrating the Victory at the Battle of New Orleans, probably early 19th c., blue silk, gold bullion and blue silk ties, embroidered with a laurel and oak wreath motif around "Andrew Jackson. / 1814 and 1815.", mounted with a later partial engraved document regarding drummer Jordan B. Noble military service, 42 in. x 45 in., mounted and framed. Provenance: Jordan B. Noble (1800-1890); Gaspar Cusachs (1855-1929), acquired from the wife of Noble, prior to 1903; The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum (1909 -2016), continuously exhibited as the Flag given to Andrew Jackson by the Ladies of New Orleans after the Battle of New Orleans, 1815. Exh.: Transfer of Louisiana from France to the United States Centennial, Colonial Museum, New Orleans, 1903; Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis Worlds Fair, 1904; Louisiana State Museum, Cabildo, New Orleans, 1909; Louisiana State Museum, Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA, 2006-2016. Ref.: Curiosities of the Colonial Museum. The Daily Picayune, December 18, 1903; Nott, G. William. Gaspar Cusachs: My Interest in Louisiana History. The Times Picayune, March 9, 1924; Official Catalogue of Exhibits, Universal Exposition Saint Louis 1904. The Official Catalogue Company: 1904; Official Souvenir Programme of the Transfer of Louisiana from France to the United States. Louisiana Historical Society: 1903; Second Biennial Report of the Board of Curators of the Louisiana State Museum 1908 1910. New Orleans: 1910.