American Flag | 48 Star Antique Vintage US Flag | Silk | 22 by 34.5 Inches | No.4
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48 Star American Flag | 48 Star Antique Vintage US Flag | Silk | 22 by 34.5 Inches | No.4
The 48 Star Flag: On July 4th,1912 the U.S. flag grew to 48 stars with the addition of New Mexico (January 6th, 1912) Arizona (February 14, 1912).
Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 - established the proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.
This flag was official for 47 years, longer than any other flag, through two World Wars and the emergence of the United States of America as the leading nation of the world.
Eight Presidents served under this flag: William H. Taft (1909-1913), Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) Warren Harding (1921 - 1923), Calvin Coolidge (1923 - 1929), Herbert Hoover (1929 - 1933), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933 - 1945), Harry S. Truman (1945 - 1953) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 - 1961)