The North Star Flag
A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW MINNESOTA STATE FLAG
THE 1893 STATE FLAG
Above is shown the winning contest entry for the Minnesota state flag in 1893, as designed by Amelia Hyde Center (left), and as sewn by the Fjelde Sisters (right). The original flag is stored at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul, and can be viewed by appointment. The reverse of the flag (no longer visible) was plain blue. She explained her design in a contemporary newspaper.
of the 1893 pattern can also
found in the online photo collection of the Minnesota
Historical Society by entering "state flag" in the search window of
the visual resources
Below is a flag dating from about 1950, bearing the seal on both the obverse
(left) and the reverse (right). In 1957 the state streamlined the flag pattern.