From the exhibition:
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now
New Mexico History Museum
New Mexicans proud of achieving statehood inspired flag manufacturers to produce a 47-star flag - despite a federal law that said flag updates could only happen every July 4. Arizona’s admission to the Union 39 days after New Mexico precluded production of a 47-star flag, but a few of these unofficial versions made it into the hands of New Mexicans.
Photo by Blair Clark, Department of Cultural Affairs.
Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.