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33 Star Flag - (1859-1861) (U.S.)

Last modified: 2005-12-17 by rick wyatt
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[U.S. 33 star flag 1859] image by Rick Wyatt, 5 April 1998

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Description of the flag

In 1859, one star was added, representing Oregon, bringing the total number of stars to 33. There were thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies.
Rick Wyatt, 5 April 1998

Great Star Design

[U.S. 33 Great Star flag] image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 13 August 2001

This printed silk, made in 1859, evidences the continued popularity of the "Great Star" pattern on the eve of the Civil War.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 27 July 2001