Flag: 13 stars

Object Number: 
INV.11777
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, metal grommets
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 46 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 118.1 cm )
Description: 
Reproduction wool U.S. flag with thirteen cotton stars applied to both sides of the canton in five rows (three rows of three dived by two rows of two stars); thirteen red and white stripes; white cotton hoist with metal grommets at each end.
Gallery Label: 
This reproduction 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 alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars white in a blue field representing a new constellation." This flag design first appears in paintings and mezzotints around 1783.
Credit Line: 
Gift of D. C. Barck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group