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3x5' Poly Betsy Ross

3x5' Poly Betsy Ross
Item #: PolyBetsy
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This is the famous 1st American 13 Stars American Flag

Many people choose to fly this with the Gadsden Don't Tread On Me flag, to honor our heritage of our Founding Fathers.
This flag’s material is a filament, warp knit polyester, producing a flag of good durability and color retention. This polyester material has an open weave that allows the flag to fly in very light breezes. Featuring white Polyester Duck heading and brass grommets.
The Betsy Ross flag is an early design of the American flag popularly attributed to Betsy Ross using the common motifs of alternating red-and-white striped field with white stars in a blue canton. The flag was designed during the American Revolution and features 13 stars to represent the original 13 colonies. The distinctive feature of the Ross flag is the arrangement of the five-pointed stars in a circle. Although most flag historians do not believe Betsy Ross to be the maker of the first American flag, the Betsy Ross story has become publicized and common, accepted by many Americans. According to the legend, the original Betsy Ross flag was made in 1776, when a small committee including George Washington and George Ross, a relative, visited Betsy and discussed the need for a new American flag. Betsy's contribution to the design was a five-pointed star (instead of a six-pointed star, as Francis Hopkinson used), and she accepted the job to sew the first. An important distinction must be made between the Betsy Ross legend of the flag's origin, and the actual historicity of the design. The flag was in use by 1777. Alfred B. Street described it at the surrender of General Burgoyne and understood the circle of stars to represent equality among the American states. It is the oldest version of any U.S. flag known to exist; while it is not the oldest surviving flag artifact in cloth form, its likeness appears on older physical relics, namely, the contemporary battlefield paintings by John Trumbull and Charles Willson Peale. They depict the circular star arrangement being flown from ship masts and many other places, and thus provide the first known historical documentation on the flag's appearance.
On 14 June 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, establishing the first congressional standard for official United States flags. The shape and arrangement of the stars is not mentioned—there were variations—but the legal description gives the Ross flag legitimacy.
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