September 1, 2011

Stars and Stripes

The history of the American flag is one of the most fascinating historical topics I've ever researched. The flag's origins are murky and filled with half-truths such as the Betsy Ross legend. We don't even know what our nation's earliest flags looked like, and our museums often unknowingly display fakes. No wonder flags are one area where collectors need to be especially wary.

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1 comment:

sheldon said...

I thoroughly enjoyed being re-educated of the history of the American flag. I feel for the smear on part of Betsy Ross' history. I'd like to know why the tale started in the first place. Hmmm? That would be interesting.
Probably there is information I haven't read.