Great Star Flag


Had Congressman Peter H. Winover of New York gotten his way, this flag, often called "The Great Star" would have become the official U.S. Flag, with the great star adjusted to meet the addition of states to the union.

This 3'x5' nylon flag was designed by Captain Samuel Chester Reid of the U.S. Navy.  Congress adopted his 13 stripes idea and also the idea of adding a star for each future state, but did not adopt the "Great Star" notion.

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