National Museum of American History/ Betsy Ross and the American Flag

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A photo of Betsy Ross character outside the Star Spangled Banner exhibit at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/

Did Betsy Ross actually make the nation’s first official flag? There seems to be some controversy
about this.

http://www.history.org/Foundation/journal/Summer08/betsy.cfm


Update

The woman in the photo portrays not Betsy Ross but Mary Pickersgill, the Baltimore flag maker who made the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem. Check out http://americanhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/.