Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The 1777 Stars and Stripes (of David)

Francis Hopkinson 1777 United States Flag

Some historians believe it was Francis Hopkinson and not Betsy Ross who designed the official “first flag” of the United States (13 red and white stripes with 13 stars on a field of blue). Hopkinson was a member of the Continental Congress, a heraldist, a designer of the Great Seal of the State of New Jersey, one of the designers of the Great Seal of the United States (which contains a blue shield with 13 diagonal red and white stripes and 13 five-pointed stars) and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.

–  Who made the first American Flag and When was it made?

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