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United States National Flag, 1851-1858

United States Flag

This printed cotton flag in the U.S. national pattern includes 31 stars in the canton. The thirty-first star represents the state of California. Thirty-one star flags remained official until July 1858 when a thirty-second star was added to represent the state of Minnesota. Flag dimensions are: 30 3/4" hoist x 48 1/4" fly. (1995.3176)

Conserved Flags

NYS DMNA: Military History: United States National Flag, 1851-1858
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