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U.S. Capitol exteriors. Flag and east front of U.S. Capitol.
国旗在美国首府前飘扬着

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The United States Marine Band performing Franz von Blon's "True to the flag march" from 1922

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新的国旗逾1818412日在美国首都上空飘扬着

1818412日,美国的新国旗第一次在首都上方飘扬。美国国旗上的星星与条纹数目已经改过两次,因为美国的成长速度实在是太快了。最早的美国国旗上头有13条条纹与13颗星星,每一颗星星和每一条条纹都代表着一个州。在肯塔基与佛蒙特于1795年添加联邦之后,新的国旗上头就变成15颗星星与15条条纹。在1818年,又有五个新的州添加联邦,而且可以预期的是还会有更多地方添加。你能想像国旗上有50条条纹与50颗星星的模样吗?


On April 12, 1818, a new flag flew over the U.S. Capitol for the first time. The number of stars and stripes on the American flag had already changed twice because the country was growing rapidly. The first national flag had 13 stripes and 13 stars, one star and one stripe for each state. In 1795, when Kentucky and Vermont entered the union, new flags had to be made with 15 stars and 15 stripes. In 1818, five more states joined the union with the prospect of more. Could you imagine the flag now with a dizzying 50 stripes as well as stars?

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CREDIT: Theodor Horydczak, photographer. "U.S. Capitol exteriors. Flag and east front of U.S. Capitol." ca. 1920-ca. 1950. Washington as It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: Blon, Franz von. "True to the flag march / F. von Blon; [performed by] United States Marine Band." Edison, 1922. Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, Library of Congress.