SEAMSTRESS BORN ON THIS DAY 1752

old flag

Betsy-Ross

Betsy Ross (born Elizabeth Griscom) also known by her second and 
third married names
Elizabeth Ashburn and Elizabeth Claypoole. 

                               (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836)  

Ross was a seamstress who owned and operated an upholstery shop with
her husband. She was commissioned by George Washington to design and 
make the first American flag in 1776. Betsy Ross has become a significant
symbol in American history.
 

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Painting of Betsy Ross showing Washington the finished Stars and Stripes

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