New York State Flag

A flag is often an amalgam of anecdotes that tell the history of a state.

You will find below the description and explanation for the symbols of the flag of New York.

The flag of the State of New York was adopted April 2, 1901 in this form. It consists of a blue background on which is drawn the seal of the State. The blue background was the only change in 1901. Indeed, the flag of the State of New York has long been composed of a beige background, which merged with that of the New Jersey. The blue color was adopted, as on other flags of U.S. states like Indiana, in conjunction with the national flag’s blue. The seal consists of different very strong symbols: the American eagle, stands up, resting on a globe which faces the Atlantic Ocean, that borders the state to the east. To the left is the goddess of liberty, as often (see Idaho for example) keeps the Phrygian cap, a French symbol. To the right is the goddess of justice and her balance. In the center there are two boats floating on Hudson River. The State of New York has joined the United States on 4 July 1777, at the Declaration of Independence, as a part of the original thirteen states that created the United States. It is known as the "Empire State" and its capital is Albany.

On this website, you can download the New Yorker flag in different sizes.

All New York's flags are available in 4 different resolutions to best suit your purposes (S, M, L, XL). Click on the flag to access the download page.

Custom designs for the New York's flag