A Graphical History of the American Flag

by Art Pinney      May 09, 2015

In its 239-year history, the American flag has had a total of 26 revisions. Between 1777 and 1960 as states entered the union, stars were added to the flag’s blue canton field. The 50-star flag has been America's national flag the longest, followed by the 48-star flag and then the 15-star flag. The 15-star flag, also known as the Star Spangled Banner, is the only American flag that doesn’t have 13 stripes. Mike Wirth has created a colorful infographic titled “Our Flag: A Graphical History,” that depicts all the changes the American flag has gone through.

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It’s interesting to see how the American flag’s design has changed over time. If you’d like to learn more about the history of the American flag, download Patriot Wood’s free ebook on the Star Spangled Banner.

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