The flag of USA.
In American families the flag is the symbol of a prosperous state, the icon of American dream. It became one of the first, and most widespread, subjects of Pop Art which is rooted everyday life.
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original states. The 50 stars represent the 50 states, the latest states being Alaska and Hawaï which became American in 1959.
This flag has several names:
- the stars ans stripes
- the star-spangled
It's also the name of a poem which was composed during the war of independence but it didn't become the national an them before 1931.