Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress is credited with making the first American Flag after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 in Philadelphia. Gadsden and Culpeper carries 3 sizes of embroidered Betsy Ross Flags for your home. Made in USA, 2x3, 3x5, 4x6 ft selections.
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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.
Betsy Ross was born Elizabeth Griscom to parents Samuel and Rebecca in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 1, 1752, the eighth of 17 children. She "grew up in a household where the plain dress and strict discipline of the Society of Friends dominated her life." She learned to sew from her great-aunt Sarah Griscom.