Flag Banners became popular sometime in the mid 1800’s around the time of William Henry Harrison’s presidential campaign. Flag Banners took the American flag design and printed some kind of image on it – usually a candidate’s picture and/or name and possibly a slogan. Sometimes the flag would have stars arranged in a unusual fashion, be aligned backwards, or have some other oddity to set it apart from a traditional flag. Flag banners really peaked around Abraham Lincoln’s candidacy, when there were a good number released. Though popularity was already dying out, flag banners came to an end once and for all when an act was passed by President Taft forbidding alteration of the American flag. Flag banners today are a collector must have, though they are very expensive.