Betsy Ross, Patriot Flagmaker, with founding members of congress
Betsy Ross, Patriot Flagmaker, with founding members of congress and the stars and stripes. Made exclusively for Avon Products, Inc. 1973. Plate size approx 8.5 inches.
Suggested Retail $39.00
BETSY GRISCOM ROSS
With a single snip of the scissors, she
could turn a folded piece of
fabric into a perfect five-pointed star.
Betsy Ross expressed her
remarkable skill as a seamstress and
admirable devotion to the fight
for American Independence by hand stitching
scores of banners to lead
and rally colonial forces in battle.
Stories of Betsy Ross and her role in
the American Revolution have
inspired one of the best loved legends
of United States history
In June of 1776, George Washington met
with Congress in Philadelphia.
The General took time to visit the
small upholstery shop of a
young woman recently widowed in the
Knowing Mrs. Ross's reputation as a
seamstress, he requested she
make a flag of bunting based on his
own sketch. The drawing
included six-pointed stars. But when
Betsy Ross showed Washington
how easy it was for her to make the
more attractive five-pointed star,
he gladly altered the design. Confident
in his choice of flagmaker,
George Washington left the shop.
Betsy Ross delivered
her completed flag the next day.
On June 14, 1777, Congress authorized the
flag of the United States of America.
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