Sewn Cotton 48 Star WWII Era Flags with Sewn Stripes and Embroidered Stars
The flag in the picture is 3×5. The embroidery work stitching and material on the other sizes are the same.
These beautiful, sewn, and embroidered 48-star American flags are constructed of soft cotton fabric with densely embroidered stars and sewn stripes. If you are looking for a traditional or old-fashioned look, these flags are for you. One can be flown proudly outside your home, or business, although cotton is not very durable or fade resistant with prolonged exposure to the outdoor elements. Cotton flags are best suited to hang indoors or display outdoors on special occasions or parade events. They are also perfect for framing. They may be tea-stained if an antiqued or vintage look is desired. Celebrate our American heritage with a beautifully sewn 48-star American flag.
- Rich, luxurious cotton fabric
- Finished with a heavy canvas header and brass grommets
- Sewn stripes and 48 large, embroidered stars
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end
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.