Betsy Ross 13 Star Flag
We carry historical reproductions of the Betsy Ross Flag, which are proudly manufactured in the United States from durable and light-weight nylon and are printed with vibrant lasting colors. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas header and brass grommets. We offer the 13 Star Btsy Ross Flag in a wide range of sizes, which is unmatched by the competition. Available sizes include: 2' x 3', 3' x 5', 4' x 6', 5' x 8', and 6' x 10'.
The Betsy Ross Flag can be displayed on in-ground or wall-mount flagpoles at the homes of people who are looking to pay homage to our nation's history. If you are looking for a complete wall-mount flagpole set, our Build Your Own Outdoor Historical Flag Set program will allow you to choose between premium quality 6ft. poles and brackets to display the 13 Star Flag on your front porch.
In addition to our popular nylon outdoor Betsy Ross Flags, we also offer this design in a cotton tea-stained flag and pull down banner. The tea-stained flags offer a very authentic and aged look that looks great, especially on historical houses.
Regardless of your application, we are looking forward to working with you to provide the required flags, flagpoles, and hardware for your application. If you need assistance, please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat, and we will be happy to help.
History of the Betsy Ross Flag
The Betsy Ross Flag is an instantly recognizable early variation of the American Flag, which features thirteen five-point stars in a circular formation in the blue canton, in lieu of the usual 50 stars arranged in rows that appears on the current American Flag. The thirteen stars represent the thirteen original colonies which eventually formed the United States of America.
According to Legend, Betsy Ross created this design. Betsy Ross's family purports that George Washington along with a congressional committee sought out Betsy Ross in June 1776 to produce a flag for the soon-to-be nation. According to lore, George Washington and congress sought a flag with six-pointed stars, however, Betsy Ross, demonstrated to them the ease at which she could produce perfect five-pointed stars by folding the fabric and cutting it with one scissors snip. Unfortunately, the Family's story is not corroborated by history and has been proven false. For example, there was no congressional committee at the time that was working on designing a new flag, and according to historians, there was no desire by the government to create a flag for nation prior to the Declaration of Independence. Betsy Ross herself never made any claims to have had a hand in the flag's design. These claims were made by members of her extended family long after her death, in 1837.
In truth, the first flag of the United States was likely designed by Francis Hopkinson, who was a New Jersey-based naval flag designer and one of the Signatories on the Declaration of Independence. Hopkinson's flag features thirteen 13 six-pointed stars arranged in rows in the blue canton. In 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a flag resolution which defined that the USA Flag would be comprised of 13 alternating stripes of red and white, that there would be a blue field in the upper left corner with thirteen white stars, which was supposed to be symbolic of a new constellation in the night sky The resolution did not specify the pattern which the stars should be organized, nor did it specify the number of points on the stars or whether there should be 6 red stripes and 7 white stripes or vice-versa.
As a result of this resolution, throughout the late 18th century, there were many variants of the American Flag which emerged, all of which met the specification outlined by the Flag Resolution of 1777, but where slightly different from one-another. The so called Betsy Ross Flag was likely one of many which emerged, however it is unclear if Betsy Ross designed it. The first known documentation of this design appeared in a painting by John Trumbull in 1792.
Today, the Betsy Ross flag is flown to pay homage to our nation's history. Some people also feel a connection with the flag since it pays tribute to Women's role in the American Revolution. Its distinctive circular constellation proved very popular among American soldiers and citizens alike and is now incorporated into the seal of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Download Betsy Ross Flag Images
We offer free images of the Betsy Ross Flag in four sizes (small, medium, large, and high resolution). These images are distributed royalty free for both personal and educational use and are ideal for use in projects and on websites. If you choose to use one of our images, attribution is appreciated, but not required.
- Small Icon (PNG, 30x16px)
- Medium Image (PNG, 125x66px)
- Large Image (PNG, 525x276px)
- High Resolution Image (PNG, 3000x1579px)
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