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Catalog Number 00785
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
US National, 4X6 feet, cotton, 48 stars and 13 stripes

HISTORY:
The 48 star national flag of the United States was introduced on February 14, 1912, after Arizona entered into the Union. This version of the flag would represent the nation for the next 47 years and flew during many conflicts of the early 20th century, including; the Bluff War, the Banana Wars, World War I, the Russian Civil War, Bombardment of Samsun, the Posey War, World War II, the Korean War, and the Lebanon Crisis. In 1959, the 48 star flag was replaced by the 49 star flag after Alaska gained statehood on January 3.
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