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Alaska State Flag

Alaska State Flag

Piece description from the artist

The flag of Alaska consists of eight gold stars, forming the Big Dipper and the North Star, on a dark blue field. The Big Dipper is an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major which symbolizes a bear, an animal indigenous to Alaska. As depicted on the flag, its stars can be used as a guide by the novice to locate Polaris and determine true north, which varies considerably from a magnetic north.
The design was created by the then 13-year old Benny Benson of Seward and selected from among roughly 700 entries in a 1927 contest.

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Details

Size
40.0" x 30.0"
Medium
Digital

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