Patriotic Stocking Ornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
- 2 1/3 X 4 inches
- Solid brass, 24kt gold finish
- Digitally printed color
- Gift boxed
Our shiny holiday stocking ornament is a fun patriotic piece. With its red, white and blue stars and stripes embellishment, and golden eagle decorative touch, there’s no mistaking where this stuffed stocking calls home.
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, consisting 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.