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Pierre L'Enfant Flag (U.S.)


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[Pierre L'Enfant Flag of 1783] image by Rick Wyatt, 18 July 2001

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Description of the flag

Pierre L'Enfant Flag (1783). As depicted in the postage stamp, it has 13 red/white stripes with blue canton bearing 13 five-pointed stars in an oval. Original painting shows gold stars.
Dave Martucci, 17 February 1998

I found in [ric82]:
A stars and stripes with seven white and six red stripes and a blue canton with an oval of 13 5-point stars is shown in an original drawing by Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant. This was made for the diploma adopted on June 10, 1783 by the Society of the Cincinnati. The canton of the flag of the diploma was changed shortly thereafter to the eagle, stars and stripes.
Rick Wyatt, 19 July 2001