Flag of United States (1912-1959)
United States (1912)
Adopted July 4, 1912 [1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 10:19

The 1912-1959 flag of the United States had 48 five-pointed stars in its canton, arranged in a grid eight stars long and six stars tall.


The 48 stars represented the 48 states during that period of American history:

Delaware Delaware Pennsylvania Pennsylvania New Jersey New Jersey Georgia Georgia Connecticut Connecticut Massachusetts Massachusetts Maryland Maryland South Carolina South Carolina
New Hampshire New Hampshire Virginia Virginia New York New York North Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Rhode Island Vermont Vermont Kentucky Kentucky Tennessee Tennessee
Ohio Ohio Louisiana Louisiana Indiana Indiana Mississippi Mississippi Illinois Illinois Alabama Alabama Maine Maine Missouri Missouri
Arkansas Arkansas Michigan Michigan Florida Florida Texas Texas Iowa Iowa Wisconsin Wisconsin California California Minnesota Minnesota
Oregon Oregon Kansas Kansas West Virginia West Virginia Nevada Nevada Nebraska Nebraska Colorado Colorado North Dakota North Dakota South Dakota South Dakota
Montana Montana Washington Washington Idaho Idaho Wyoming Wyoming Utah Utah Oklahoma Oklahoma New Mexico New Mexico Arizona Arizona


  • This flag ranks second in length of official adoption. The current 50-star flag is first.


  1. The 48 Star Flag at

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