Historical American Flags

Hopkinson Flag - 13 stars
Hopkinson Flag - 13 stars

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Details: 3'x5' polyester flag with white header and two grommets. Most flags have four rows of stitches on the fly and two rows on the top, bottom, and header side. Image is screen printed and appears on both sides.

June 14, 1777 - May 1, 1795

The Hopkinson flag was designed by Francis Hopkinson of Philadelphia. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His version of the American flag is unique because the stars have six points instead of five.

Hopkinson claimed to have designed the official "first flag" of the United States and sought compensation from Congress. Congress refused on the pretext that many people were involved in the flag's design, and that Hopkinson was already paid as a public servant. Another consideration was that the Flag Resolution of 1777, which defined official United States flags, did not specify the arrangement of stars. Many designs were in use that complied with the flag resolution, with stars arranged in a square, a wreath, rows, patterns, or the familiar "Betsy Ross" circle.

3'x5' flags are 3ft x 5ft, 36in. by 60in, 91cm by 152cm, 1yard by 1.7yard. This is the most common size flag you see hanging on porches, small flag poles, hanging at festivals, and inside of bars and restaurants.


This product was added to our catalog on Monday 29 July, 2013.

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