Historical 48-Star American Flag
Made of printed 100 denier polyester which is a lightweight material that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
- One solid piece of printed, hemmed fabric
- Lightweight, 100 denier polyester that will fly nicely in the slightest breeze.
- Bright colors
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Reinforced header with brass grommets
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′
History of the 48-star flag
Two stars were added to the American flag on July 4th, 1912 to recognize New Mexico and Arizona as the 47th and 48th states respectively. New Mexico was admitted on January 6th and Arizona on February 14th, 1912. The American flag would bear 48 stars for the next 47 years, through two world wars and eight US Presidents until July 4th, 1959 as Alaska became the 49th state on January 3rd, 1959. Only one short year later, the number of stars on the American flag grew to 50 as Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21st, 1959. The 50-star version of the flag became official on July 4th, 1960.