Betsy Ross 13 Star Flag
This 13 star flag attributed to Betsy Ross was created during the Revolutionary War era, and is one of the first iterations of what would become the American flag we know today. Its unique design features a circle of 13 stars in the canton and 13 stripes.
- Various sizes available
- Various fabrics available
- Choose from embroidered/sewn or printed styles
- Single-reverse with four rows reinforced stitching for durability
- Choose from canvas header & brass grommet or pole hem with tab attachment
- Made in USA
About Betsy Ross' 13 Star American Flag
Named for flag maker Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross, the 13 star flag has been in use since 1777 and is a symbol of the Revolutionary War Era. Although the flag is named and attributed to Betsy Ross, the actual origin of the flag's design is still up for debate.
Betsy Ross was an upholsterer from Philadelphia. Her grandson, William Canby, claimed that Betsy was the creator of the flag that was adopted by Congress as the national flag on June 14, 1777 - and Betsy’s daughter, niece and granddaughter backed up Canby's claims. However, there is a lack of evidence to prove that it was really Betsy who created the 13 star American flag. Many historians dispute Canby's claim, with some believing that it was in fact Francis Hopkinson who designed the flag.
Despite the ongoing debate on who truly created this early American flag, the 13 Star American Flag has been widely attributed to Betsy Ross. In fact, the flag is often referred to as the "Betsy Ross Flag."
Learn More About American Flags from the Revolutionary War Era
The Betsy Ross flag wasn't the only flag created during the Revolutionary War era. In fact, there are dozens of flags that have historical significance related to that period of American history. Find out more about flags of the American Revolution here.
Other American Flags
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