Weathered and pitted with history, the reclaimed wood of the the disappearing Midwest barn is both 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’s design. From the Betsy Ross to the 50 star, each flag is truly a unique embodiment of history.
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. They were however, known to each other. Betsy had done some embroidery work for Gen. Washington and they sat in adjacent pews at Christ Church in Philadelphia. Some historians believe that it could have been she who first suggested the 5 pointed star, mimicking the “molet” (spur wheel) on Gen. Washington’s Coat of Arms. Minutes of the State Navy Board of Pennsylvania do show a record of an order to Elizabeth Ross to make ship’s colors for Pennsylvania state ships.
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|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|