"Revolutionary America! 1763-1789 April 20-November 3, 2002


Official Flag

photo of painting

In this photo:
OIL PAINTING "Examining the Flag" by Jennie Brownscombe, early 20th century. The painting depicts George Washington viewing a flag made by Betsy Ross. A young girl stands between Washington and John Ross, standing. Robert Morris is seated. Historians dispute the legend that Ross made the first flag of our nation, officially adopted by Congress on June 14, 1777, but the design is still called the "Betsy Ross Flag."
  On loan from the collection of:
    --Claude and Jeanne Harkins


A Confederation
The Continental Navy
  Father of the Navy--John Paul Jones
Fate of America
  Commander-In-Chief, George Washington
  Official Flag (You are here)


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