[History of the American Flag:] 63d Congress, 1st Session. H. Con. Res. 6. In the House of Representatives. April 22, 1913. Mr. Hayes submitted the following concurrent resolution…That the flag of the United States of America shall hereafter be described….


A concurrent resolution likely put forth by California Representative Everis Anson Ayes “prescribing a new form for the American flag.”

Hayes had first introduced this resolution in 1911, as a member of the 62nd Congress. It is unclear why Hayes sought to introduce this identically-worded 1913 resolution, promoting a separate design to compete with the 48-star flag which had already been adopted the previous year as the official American flag. This latter flag remained the standard from 1912 to 1959.

Hayes’ proposed design consisted of thirteen stripes of red and white with 48 stars arranged in a circle upon a field of blue. Within this circle a large five-pointed star was also to be found.

Originally from Wisconsin, Hayes removed to San Jose and became the owner of both the San Jose Herald and the San Jose Mercury.


Description: [History of the American Flag:] 63d Congress, 1st Session. H. Con. Res. 6. In the House of Representatives. April 22, 1913. Mr. Hayes submitted the following concurrent resolution…That the flag of the United States of America shall hereafter be described….

[Washington, D.C., 1913]. Slip bill. Broadside. Fold lines; Near Fine.

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Price: $125.00

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