A crossing US flag and sword with a sun in the background.

Flag and Sun

A crossing US flag and sword with a sun in the background.

Danish West Indian Flag

Danish West Indies Flag

Danish West Indian Flag

United States Flag, 23-stars, 1820-1822 Alabama and Maine were added as states in 1820, two stars were added to the flag, which increased the number of stars to 23. Thirteen stripes represent the thirteen original colonies. There is rumored to have been a 23-star flag with the stars arranged in the shape of one large star; however, there are no surviving copies.

United States Flag, 23 stars

United States Flag, 23-stars, 1820-1822 Alabama and Maine were added as states in 1820, two stars were…