13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Chaleigh holding Washington's flag
In this photo, Chaleigh Craft held a replica of the original flag that George Washington--a respected general at the time--requested all United States vessels to fly while at sea. This was prior to the country's official declared capacity as a nation; however, "the people" knew something was happening. This was prior to the creation of the office of President of the United States.
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||Sept. 20, 2015, 11:16 p.m.
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