Betsy Ross Making the First American Flag.

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00147
Title: Betsy Ross Making the First American Flag.
Historic Street Address: 239 Arch Street
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Halftone reproduction published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of an illustration taken from a drawing by artist Elizabeth Hallowell. Betsy Ross is shown seated in her house sewing the flag for which she became famous. Behind her is an open door through which can be seen a section of a flower garden as well as neighboring houses. A hearth, complete with fire irons, a broom and bellows, is surrounded by a tall mantelpiece.

Creation Year: ca. 1896
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.161054
Geocode Latitude:39.953915

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Hallowell, Elizabeth M. (Elizabeth Moore) - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler