Betsy Ross Flag



Size: 2' x 3' - Nylon
Price:
Sale price$49.00

Betsy Ross Flag | Nylon | American Made

Historical Betsy Ross Flag

This historical Betsy Ross flag is made of highly durable 200-Denier Nylon material. This is the most popular quality choice in flags today, as it provides extra durability and flies in a slight breeze.

The Betsy Ross flag is one of the most iconic flags in U.S. history. 

 

Specifications

  • Sewn Stripes, Embroidered Stars
  • Brass Grommets
  • Fast Drying 200-denier nylon
  • Treated to resist fading
  • Finished with a white poly-cotton header
  • Made in the USA

 

Flagpole Length Maximum Flag Size
20'   3' x 5'
25' 4' x 6'
30' 5' x 8'
35' 6' x 10'
40' 8' x 12'
50' 10' x 15'
60' 12' x 18'
70' 15' x 25'
80' 20' x 30'

 

The “Flag Code” includes instruction and rules on such topics as the display and use of the flag by civilians, time and occasions for display, position and manner of display, and how to show respect for the American flag.

 Notes for flag care:

Exposing your flag to rain, wind, snow or high winds will shorten the life of your flag considerably. If you leave your flag exposed to the elements, it will greatly reduce the life of your flag.

We recommend that you hand-wash your flag with mild soap, rinse thoroughly and air dry. You can also use a dry cleaning service.

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Flag History:

Despite the absence of written records to prove the story, there are several reasons why historians believe it could be so:

  • George Ross, a member of the Flag committee, was the uncle of Betsy's late husband, John. This could be one reason why Betsy was chosen to make the first flag. Another uncle-in-law, George Read, was a delegate from Delaware and a member of the Marine Committee with Robert Morris. Since making the flag was an act of treason, it is significant that these men would know of her allegiance to the Revolutionary cause.
  • Betsy and John Ross made bed hangings for George Washington in 1774, so Washington would have been familiar with her and the quality of her work.
  • It was common for upholsterers to take up other forms of work during wartime. They were no longer getting their regular upholstery work, so many upholsterers made money by making tents, uniforms, and flags for the soldiers.
  • On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid a large sum of money from the Pennsylvania State Navy Board for making flags, and on June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official national flag.
  • Betsy would continue to make flags for over 50 years, many of which were through government contracts. Many receipts exist for her work in the first two decades of the 19th century. For example, in 1811, Betsy made over 50 garrison flags for the U.S. Arsenal on the Schuylkill River.
  • In the 18th century, flags were not revered as they are today. The flag had not yet become a symbol of liberty or patriotism; it was more frequently regarded as a military tool like a tent or a uniform. Betsy Ross told her children and grandchildren the legendary story not because she had made the first flag, which was probably somewhat insignificant in her mind, but because General George Washington, a great man who would later become the first President of the United States, visited her home and asked her to make something for him.

Read the full excerpt with more history at the Historic Philadelphia website or on the Wikipedia page 'Betsy Ross Flag'.

 

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