Official Wisconsin State Flag 1863 – Present (Superknit Polyester)
The basic design of the Wisconsin state coat of arms centered on a navy blue flag was adopted in 1863 in response to requests from military regiments from Wisconsin for battlefield use during the Civil War. In 1979, to distinguish the flag from other similar state flags, the design was modified to include the word “Wisconsin” and the year “1848” centered above and below the coat of arms, both in bold white print. 1848 was the year that Wisconsin became the 30th state in the union. The design of the coat of arms consists of a badger standing atop a shield with a banner containing the state motto “Forward” arched just above the badger. On four quadrants of the shield, there is a plow which represents farming, a pick and shovel for mining, a muscular arm wielding a hammer representing manufacturing, and finally an anchor symbolizing navigation. The United States coat of arms surrounded by a scroll that reads “E Pluribus Unum” appears in the center of the shield. The shield is supported by a sailor and a yeoman. These figures represent labor, both on land and on water. The cornucopia at the bottom is a symbol of prosperity. Also at the bottom next to the cornucopia, there are 13 lead ingots stacked in a pyramid, which represent both mineral wealth as well as the original 13 colonies of the United States.
Superknit Polyester is a silky, smooth, knitted polyester fabric with a slight amount of elasticity for greater longevity against the wind. It offers excellent durability for the price.
- One solid piece of printed and hemmed fabric
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Brilliant, bright color
- Flag Size 3′ x 5′