Flag: 13 Star American Flag

Object Number: 
1943.366
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Silk, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 3/4 x 62 in. ( 90.8 x 157.5 cm )
Description: 
Silk hand-sewn U.S. flag with thirteen white stars in five vertical stripes (three rows of three diveded by to rows of two stars) in the blue canton; thirteen red and white stripes; natural cotton hoist with three button holes.
Gallery Label: 
This reproduction (possibly original) U.S. flag is one of many designs used in the colonial period after the Flag Resolution of 1773, which stated, "...the Flag of the united states be thirteen stripes alternated red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars white in a blue field representing a new constellation."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Misses Mary L. & Ellen D. Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group