Flag: Cambridge Flag
flag: 4 x 6 in. ( 10.2 x 15.2 cm ) flagstaff: 11 x 1/4 in. ( 27.9 x 0.6 cm )
Silk printed U.S. flag with a Union Jack in the canton and thirteen red and white stripes; nailed to a black wood flagstaff with a gold painted finial.
The first striped flag was raised at George Washington's Headquaters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on January 2, 1776. It was called the "Cambridge Flag," and known in England as the "Rebellious Stripes."
Charles M. Lefferts Collection
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