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The Evolution of Old Glory

By law, a star is added to the U.S.A. flag on the Fourth of July following the admission of a State(s) to the Union. Shown here are the 27 star fields and the state(s) bringing about these changes. Also listed is the duration of time these flags were the "official" U.S.A. flag. Many people believe the first official flag was the "Betsy Ross"...13 states in a circle. But the first documented U.S.A. flag was the staggered star pattern shown. "Artistic interpretation" of the earlier star patterns also resulted in many variations we are unable to illustrate here. Whatever your reason for flying an "older" flag, it is important to note that no U.S.A. flag ever becomes obsolete. Each is still a legal flag and is entitled to the same respect shown the current flag. It is your choice to decide if one of these is appropriate for you to display.

Old Glory Evolution Flags are made of nylon, but cotton is available, please call for quote.

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These Flags are Custom Made (allow 4 weeks for delivery)
All Flags are made with sewn stripes and appliquéd stars

1777-1795 Flag Original 13 Stars

1777-1795 Flag Original 13 Stars
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1795 - 1818 - 15 Star Old Glory Flag
Added KY, VT
1795 - 1818 - 15 Star Old Glory Flag
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1818-1819 - 20 Star Old Glory Flag
Added IN, LA, MS, OH, TN
1818 - 1819 - 20 Star Old Glory Flag
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1818-1819 - 21 Star Old Glory Flag
Added IL
1819 - 1820- 21 Star Old Glory Flag
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1820-1822 - 23 Star Old Glory Flag
Added AL, ME
1820 - 1822- 23 Star Old Glory Flag
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1822-1836 - 24 Star Old Glory Flag
Added MO
1822 - 1836- 24 Star Old Glory Flag
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1836-1837 - 25 Star Old Glory Flag
Added AR
1836 - 1837- 25 Star Old Glory Flag
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1837 - 1845 - 26 Star Old Glory Flag
Added MI
1837 - 1845- 26 Star Old Glory Flag
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1845 - 1846 - 27 Star Old Glory Flag
Added FL
1845 - 1846 - 27 Star Old Glory Flag
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1846 - 1847 - 28 Star Old Glory Flag
Added TX
1846 - 1847 - 28 Star Old Glory Flag
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1847 - 1848 - 29 Star Old Glory Flag
Added IA
1847 - 1848 - 29 Star Old Glory Flag
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1848 - 1851 - 30 Star Old Glory Flag
Added WI
1848 - 1851 - 30 Star Old Glory Flag
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1851 - 1858 - 31 Star Old Glory Flag
Added CA
1851 - 1858 - 31 Star Old Glory Flag
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1858 - 1859 - 32 Star Old Glory Flag
Added MN
1858 - 1859 - 32 Star Old Glory Flag
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1859 - 1861 - 33 Star Old Glory Flag
Added OR
1859 - 1861 - 33 Star Old Glory Flag
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1858 - 1863 - 34 Star Old Glory Flag
Added KS
1859 - 1863 - 34 Star Old Glory Flag
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1863 - 1865 - 35 Star Old Glory Flag
Added WV
1863 - 1865 - 35 Star Old Glory Flag
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1865 - 1867 - 36 Star Old Glory Flag
Added NV
1865 - 1867 - 36 Star Old Glory Flag
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1867 - 1877 - 37 Star Old Glory Flag
Added NE
1867 - 1877 - 37 Star Old Glory Flag
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1877 - 1890 - 38 Star Old Glory Flag
Added CO
1877 - 1890 - 38 Star Old Glory Flag
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1890 - 1891 - 43 Star Old Glory Flag
Added ID, MT, ND, SD, WA
1890 - 1891 - 43 Star Old Glory Flag
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1891 - 1896 - 44 Star Old Glory Flag
Added WY
1891 - 1896 - 44 Star Old Glory Flag
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1896 - 1908 - 45 Star Old Glory Flag
Added UT
1896 - 1908 - 45 Star Old Glory Flag
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1908 - 1912 - 46 Star Old Glory Flag
Added OK
1908 - 1912 - 46 Star Old Glory Flag
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1912 - 1959 48 Star Old Glory Flag
Added AZ & NM
1912 - 1959 - 48 Star Old Glory Flag
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1912 - 1960 - 49 Star Old Glory Flag
Added AK
1912 - 1960 - 49 Star Old Glory Flag
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Original 13 States: CT, DE, GA, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NC, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA

Construction: All Evolution of the Old Glory Flags include appliquéd stars and sewn stripes.