National Archives Exclusive: Limited Edition Flag
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Professionally custom framed in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.
- 17 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
- 1 1/2 inch wooden frame with dark gold beading
- Navy blue silk matting with red acid-free matting
- Premium framing grade non-reflective acrylic
- Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the Archivist of the United States
Our exclusive limited edition framed flag is a very special item that we are pleased to offer as a piece of commemorative history. Raised in the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., the framing features a laser engraved aluminum brass plaque noting the date it was displayed. Together with a signed certificate of authenticity from the Archivist of the United States, it is a wonderfully patriotic piece.
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.