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Flag: 15 Star American Flag

Object Number: 
INV.12269a
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Silk, wood
Dimensions: 
flag: 4 x 6 in. ( 10.2 x 15.2 cm ) flagstaff: 11 x 1/8 in. ( 27.9 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Miniature silk printed fifteen-star and -stripe U.S. flag with a star-wreath in the canton; nailed to a black flagstaff with a gold painted finial.
Gallery Label: 
In 1791, Vermont joined the Union, followed by Kentucky in 1792. In consequence, two additional stars and stripes were added to the flag. It is the only flag style with more than thirteen stripes.
Credit Line: 
Charles M. Lefferts Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group