Reclaimed Barn Wood Betsy Ross Flag - Harvard, IL
Reclaimed Barnwood American Flags

Reclaimed Barn Wood Betsy Ross Flag – Harvard, IL

$480.00

Weathered and pitted with history, the reclaimed wood of the the disappearing Midwest barn is the inspiration and the canvas for Marie Roth’s hand painted tributes to Old Glory. Each American flag comes with a short bio of the barn where the wood originated and story of the flag design. From the Betsy Ross to the 50 star, each flag is truly a unique embodiment of history.


Dimensions: 
34L x 21H
Marie’s flags are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. Call us for the selection immediately available or to ask us about commissioning a custom flag.

Our accessories are handcrafted so they may not always be in stock. We will personally advise you of expected lead-times, if any, after you place your order.


Flag Information:
This was never the official flag of the United States. The legend of Betsy Ross was first brought to the public by one of her grandsons, William Canby, in 1870, 94 years after Betsy had allegedly met with George Washington and designed the wreath of stars flag.  Numerous historians have conducted numerous searches but none have been able to verify that Betsy Ross designed or sewed the first American flag, or that George Washington ever visited her upholstery shop in Philadelphia.   

Barn Information:
This flag is painted on siding from a barn that was located on Illinois Route 173 in Harvard, IL.  Documents indicate the barn was built in 1873. That farm was purchased by the Roach family following Mr. Roach’s service in World War II.  The family never farmed the property but leased it out to area farmers.  They owned the all-important hardware store in town and were leading members of the community.  The barn was retired shortly after Mr. Roach passed away.  The property is now farmed by the son of a family friend who brought fresh eggs to the hardware store each week.

 

Weight 80 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 12 in