Page Title: The development of Old Glory

Historical American Flags: By law a star is added to the US flag on the 4th of July following the admission of a state(s) to the union. Popular belief holds that the Betsy Ross flag with its stars in a circle was the first flag. Most scholars seem to think that the first flag had its stars in a spread star pattern. There is no absolute proof as to how many points the first flag's stars had or what their pattern was. By tradition, no US flag ever becomes obsolete. Each historic flag remains a legal flag entitled to the same respect as our current flag. Historic flags may be flown at any time. They are especially fun for those who have historic homes.

Made to order allow about 4-5 weeks in the factory. 3x5' sizes typically come quicker.

SEWN (appliquéd) stars and sewn stripes. Appliquéd stars are made from a flat layer of fabric laid against the blue background. They are not dyed or printed stars nor are they the puffy embroidered stars.

Finished with canvas heading and brass grommets.

Iron Man TM fabric is the most rugged of the two fabrics. It will take the most punishment and hold its color the longest. It looks like heavy cotton. It is a two ply polyester.

13 Star June 14, 1777

The date of the original flag resolution

"representing a new constellation"

Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia

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3x5' $65 $89
4x6' 72 95
5x8' 97 129

 

15 Star May 1, 1795

Kentucky, Vermont

Note the 15 stripes. Back then the thought was to add a star AND a stripe for each new state. They soon realized that the great number of stripes would result in very tall flags. The decision then became to keep the number of stripes to the original 13 and to add only a new star for each new state.

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$ call

$89
4x6'

76

101
5x8'

101

135

20 Star July 4, 1818

Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee

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3x5' $72 $92
4x6' 80 106
5x8' 107 144

21 Star July 4, 1819

Illinois

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3x5' $79 $99
4x6' 85 114
5x8' 113 153

23 Star July 4, 1820

Alabama, Maine

One of the great early compromises to keep the struggling union together. Notice the balance. Two new states, one northern, one southern.

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3x5' $83 $104
4x6' 88 119
5x8' 117 159

24 Star July 4, 1822

Missouri

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3x5' $85 $106
4x6' 90 121
5x8' 119 162

25 Star July 4, 1836

Arkansas

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3x5' $86 $108
4x6' 91 123
5x8' 121 165

26 Star July 4, 1837

Michigan

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3x5' $88 $111
4x6' 93 126
5x8' 123 168

27 Star July 4, 1845

Florida

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3x5' $89 $112
4x6' 94 129
5x8' 125 172

28 Star July 4, 1846

Texas! Did you know that Texas was an independent country before it joined the union?

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3x5' $91 $116
4x6' 96 132
5x8' 127 175

29 Star July 4, 1847

Iowa

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3x5' $94 $118
4x6' 97 133
5x8' 128 176

30 Star July 4, 1848

Wisconsin

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$95

$122

4x6'

99

136

5x8'

130

179

31 Star July 4, 1851

California

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$97

$124

4x6'

100

138

5x8'

132

182

32 Star July 4, 1858

Minnesota

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$98

$125

4x6'

102

139

5x8'

133

184

33 Star July 4, 1859

Oregon

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3x5' $101 $129
4x6' 104 144
5x8' 135 189

34 Star, July 4, 1861

Kansas

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3x5' $104 $129
4x6' 105 148
5x8' 137 189

35 Star July 4, 1863

West Virginia

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3x5' $107 $132
4x6' 109 149
5x8' 139 192

36 Star July 4, 1865

Nevada

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3x5' $106 $134
4x6' 109 149
5x8' 141 195

37 Star July 4, 1867

Nebraska

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3x5' $106 $139
4x6' 110 153
5x8' 143 198

38 Star July 4, 1876

Colorado, Our Centennial State

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3x5' $107 $139
4x6' 112 154
5x8' 145 202

43 Star July 4, 1890

Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington

Quite a big year, wouldn't you say?

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3x5' $108 $149
4x6' 119 166
5x8' 155 216

44 Star July 4, 1891

Wyoming

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3x5' $110 $154
4x6' 121 168
5x8' 157 220

45 Star July 4, 1896

Utah

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3x5' $111 $159
4x6' 126 169
5x8' 159 222

46 Star, July 4, 1908

Oklahoma

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3x5' $113 $159
4x6' 124 172
5x8' 161 225

48 Star, July 4, 1912

Arizona, New Mexico

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3x5' $115 $162
4x6' 128 179
5x8' 164 229

49 Star, July 4, 1959

Alaska

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3x5' $118 $166
4x6' 129 179
5x8' 166 232

50 Star, July 4, 1960

Hawaii

50 Star American Flags

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