American flag circa 1950 vintage 48 star American flag.
The 48-star flag was in effect for 47 years until the 49-star version became official on July 4, 1959. The 50-star flag was ordered by the then president Eisenhower on August 21, 1959, and was adopted in July 1960
I found this beautiful piece of American history at the Rhode Island Armory Antiques Marketplace in Newport. They have sadly closed their doors this past fall but I found numerous unique and amazing items including this flag which it is believed was created for the first Boy Scout Jamboree held in Newport after World War II in 1953.