America's Flags t-shirt with 20 historic flags The History List
The History List

"We hold these truths" Independence Day t-shirt, with 20 Historic Flags

Regular price $ 22.95

Limited edition. Will not be reprinted. Some sizes already sold out.

Celebrate independence on the Fourth and throughout the year with this limited edition shirt. We are already out of some sizes, and this will not be reprinted.

On the back: "We hold these truths" and the date, July 4, 1776.

On the front: Twenty historic flags.  (See below for the list.) 

And on the sleeve: "Independence Day" in large letters, and "The History List" below that in small letters.

This is the most complicated design and printing we've done, with a 7-color printing on the front—we aren't printing white since the shirt is white—2-color back, and an imprint on the left sleeve.

This is also the only shirt that also comes in a style tailored for women. They are printed here in town, and the unisex/men's is printed on the same shirt as we've used for the History Nerd shirts: A very soft 3.5 ounce t-shirt from Next Level that's 65% poly/35% cotton and is pre-washed to reduce shrinkage.  It's the same as the red, grey, blue, brown, and cream-colored shirts we use for most of our other prints and that people rave about.  However, because it's a blend, it'a little sheer, as you can see in the photo of the back, "We hold these truths . . ."

Because of this, for the women's we used 5.4-ounce 100% white cotton shirts for the women's shirts. They have a contoured shape and a tag-free label. (See the main picture to the left.)

→ Most orders ship within 24 - 48 hours. Shipping is $4.95, regardless of the number of shirts you order, so order one and all the rest ship for free.

Proceeds support local history. (More about our mission.)

Jake Sconyers, who helps put on History Camp Boston and handles several of the monthly outings, did the research and selected the flags.  Here's the list, in order:

* Separating the history from the myth around these two isn't easy. Regarding the "1777 Bennington" flag, Darrell English posted this in a discussion about this flag on The History List Facebook page: "The so called Bennington Battle Flag is a hoax.  It never was. I live near Bennington and knew the museum people who did look into it and found that the flag, given the type of dyes used, could not have been made at the time the flag was reported to have been made. The earliest it could of been made was 1850, a good 90 years after the fact."

Shipping is $4.95, regardless of the number of shirts you order, so order one and all the rest ship for free. Shirts are sent USPS First Class.

Send me your Tweet or Facebook post with a picture of you in your History Nerd shirt and I may post it here. Be sure and include #SeeingHistory and @TheHistoryList.


All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History List text and design on t-shirts is trademarked. If you see a knock off, please let me know.

Customer Reviews

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Perfect!

My friend is a great lover of our flag and it's history. He loved the shirt and is excited to discuss it with his kids!

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Great quality and customer service

I bought this as a birthday present for my sister who was born on July 4 and an American History major. She loved it. Great quality and soft material. I would say the sizes run a bit small but it still fit. Great customer service as well.

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S.H.
Love this shirt!

Great tshirt, very soft. Excellent customer service -- size I ordered didn't fit and the owner sent me a different size to compare with the one I ordered, and provided a postage-paid envelope to return whichever one I didn't keep. He obviously cares about pleasing his customers, so you have nothing to lose by ordering anything from this store.

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America's Flags Tee

I bought this for my husband. Nice fabric weight, accurate sizing, clear bright printing of flags. Needless to say we were both really happy!

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History through flags

I love this shirt! It is comfortable, durable, and a real conversation starter.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 23.5 31 10
2XL 25 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Short-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 38 28 9.25
Medium 41 29 9.5
Large 44 30 9.75
XL 47 31 10
2XL 50 32 10.25
3XL 56 33 10.5

 Long-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length
Small 38 28
Medium 41 29
Large 44 30
XL 48 31
2XL 52 32

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 20 26.5 24.38
Medium 22 27.5 24.63
Large 24 28.5 24.25
XL 26 29.5 24
2XL 28 30 23.75
3XL 30 30.5 23.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 31.5 26.5 6.38
Medium 33.5 27 6.63
Large 35.5 27.5 6.88
XL 38.5 28 7.13
2XL 41.5 28.5 7.38

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 15.6 26.5
Small 16.1 26.75
Medium 17.25 27.25
Large 18.38 27.88
XL 19.88 28.5
2XL 21.38 29.13

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 24 31 10
2XL 26 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.