As the United States grew, stars were added to the flag -- one for each state. Until 1912, when the 48th star was added, there was no official placement for the stars: it was up to the manufacturer of the flag to decide how to arrange them. This resulted in some very interesting designs!
With thirteen years to play with the stars, 38-star flags displayed many unusual patterns!
NUMBER OF STARS, DATES OF USE, & STATES REPRESENTED:
13 STAR FLAG (1777-1795): Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island.
15 STAR FLAG (1795-1818): Vermont, Kentucky
20 STAR FLAG (1818-1819): Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi
21 STAR FLAG (1819-1820): Illinois
23 STAR FLAG (1820-1822): Alabama, Maine
24 STAR FLAG (1822-1836): Missouri
25 STAR FLAG (1836-1837): Arkansas
26 STAR FLAG (1837-1845): Michigan
27 STAR FLAG (1845-1846): Florida
28 STAR FLAG (1846-1847): Texas
29 STAR FLAG (1847-1848): Iowa
30 STAR FLAG (1848-1851): Wisconsin
31 STAR FLAG (1851-1858): California
32 STAR FLAG (1858-1859): Minnesota
33 STAR FLAG (1859-1861): Oregon
34 STAR FLAG (1861-1863): Kansas
35 STAR FLAG (1863-1865): West Virginia
36 STAR FLAG (1865-1867): Nevada
37 STAR FLAG (1867-1877): Nebraska
38 STAR FLAG (1877-1890): Colorado
43 STAR FLAG (1890-1891): North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho
44 STAR FLAG (1891-1896): Wyoming
45 STAR FLAG (1896-1908): Utah
46 STAR FLAG (1908-1912): Oklahoma
48 STAR FLAG (1912-1959): New Mexico, Arizona
49 STAR FLAG (1959-1960): Alaska
50 STAR FLAG (1960-Now): Hawaii
VEXILLOPHILE offers flat flags and waving, usually available with the name of the place -- often in the native language as well as English! Of course, if you'd rather leave them guessing, you can get your flags plain! So be sure to look over our designs before making your final selection!
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When selecting this item on clothing, please be aware that any white parts may not appear as white on lighter fabrics (the fabric color may show), and dark fabrics should be chosen to contrast with the design. Trust the pictures to accurately represent what you will receive.