Page Title: The development of Old Glory

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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

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $76
4x6' 83
5x8' 111

 

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.

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5'

$ call

 
4x6'

88

 
5x8'

117

 

20 Star July 4, 1818

Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $86  
4x6' 92  
5x8' 124  

21 Star July 4, 1819

Illinois

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $91
4x6' 96
5x8' 131

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.

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $95  
4x6' 102  
5x8' 135  

24 Star July 4, 1822

Missouri

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $97  
4x6' 105  
5x8' 138  

25 Star July 4, 1836

Arkansas

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $98
4x6' 107
5x8' 139

26 Star July 4, 1837

Michigan

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $99  
4x6' 109  
5x8' 143  

27 Star July 4, 1845

Florida

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $102  
4x6' 111  
5x8' 145  

28 Star July 4, 1846

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

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $105  
4x6' 112  
5x8' 147  

29 Star July 4, 1847

Iowa

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $108
4x6' 114
5x8' 148

30 Star July 4, 1848

Wisconsin

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5'

$109

 
4x6'

117

 
5x8'

152

 

31 Star July 4, 1851

California

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5'

$111

 
4x6'

117

 
5x8'

155

 

32 Star July 4, 1858

Minnesota

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5'

$112

 
4x6'

119

 
5x8'

156

 

33 Star July 4, 1859

Oregon

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $114  
4x6' 122  
5x8' 158  

34 Star, July 4, 1861

Kansas

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $116  
4x6' 123  
5x8' 161  

35 Star July 4, 1863

West Virginia

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $118  
4x6' 125  
5x8' 164  

36 Star July 4, 1865

Nevada

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $119  
4x6' 127  
5x8' 166  

37 Star July 4, 1867

Nebraska

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $122  
4x6' 129  
5x8' 168  

38 Star July 4, 1876

Colorado, Our Centennial State

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $123  
4x6' 131  
5x8' 171  

43 Star July 4, 1890

Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington

Quite a big year, wouldn't you say?

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $126  
4x6' 149  
5x8' 181  

44 Star July 4, 1891

Wyoming

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $129  
4x6' 143  
5x8' 184  

45 Star July 4, 1896

Utah

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $131
4x6' 145
5x8' 186

46 Star, July 4, 1908

Oklahoma

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $132  
4x6' 145  
5x8' 188  

48 Star, July 4, 1912

Arizona, New Mexico

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $136  
4x6' 151  
5x8' 194  

49 Star, July 4, 1959

Alaska

Size Nylon Iron Man TM
3x5' $140
4x6' 160
5x8' 194

50 Star, July 4, 1960

Hawaii

50 Star American Flags

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