Betsy Ross Ornament
- Approximately 6 X 3 1/4 inches
Hard at work on her stitching, Betsy Ross is depicted here creating a star spangled banner. A lovely representation of the celebrated upholsterer, our handmade and embroidered ornament makes a delightful gift for strong women, history scholars and patriotic collectors.
According to oral history, in 1776, George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross visited Betsy Ross at her upholstery shop in Philadelphia. Washington presented a sketch of a flag for Betsy to make, comprised of 13 red-and-white stripes and 13 six-pointed stars.
On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid by the Pennsylvania State Navy Board for making flags. On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official national flag.