[History of the American Flag:] 62d Congress, 1st Session. H. Con. Res. 16. In the House of Representatives. August 8, 1911. 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 first introduced this resolution here in 1911, as a member of the 62nd Congress. He later sought to effect its passage in 1913 with an identically-worded resolution.

Hayes’ resolutions failed. A separate design for a 48-star flag was adopted in 1912 as the official American flag and 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:] 62d Congress, 1st Session. H. Con. Res. 16. In the House of Representatives. August 8, 1911. Mr. Hayes submitted the following concurrent resolution…That the flag of the United States of America shall hereafter be described….

[Washington, D.C., 1911]. Slip bill. Broadside. Fold lines; Near Fine.

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Price: $125.00

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