Original Louisville Flag (1949) T-Shirt by Yes Louisville (Unisex)

Original Louisville Flag (1949) T-Shirt by Yes Louisville (Unisex)

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Get ready to go to school...The 1949 ordinance adopting the flag stated:

“A flag which shall have thirteen silver stars and three gold fleur-de-lis placed upon a field of blue. ‘The stars shall be arranged in a circle in the first quarter after the manner of the thirteen stars of the American Flag as adopted by Congress on June 14, 1777. Two gold fleur-de-lis shall be placed in the second quarter and one gold fleur-de-lis shall be placed in the fourth quarter so that the three form a triangle with the point at the bottom and the base at the top…. The blue of the flag shall be the same shade of blue as is in the field of the American Flag.’”

The flag came into being as a result of the efforts of Louisville mayor Charles Farnsley. He wanted a symbol that would be representative of the city. The design that was chosen was given the following meanings:

· 13 Stars: The original 13 states that existed when Louisville was founded.

· Fleur de Lis: In honor of King Louis XVI. The fleur de Lis traditionally represents French royalty.

Preshrunk jersey knit; Fabric 32/1; High stitch density for smoother printing surface; Tubular construction; Shoulder-to-shoulder tape and seamed collar; tear-away tag; slim fit