Modernized 2012 Version
The Rattlesnake Rebel flag of 1776 has become a popular icon. Here is an updated version based upon the work of John Hewson of Philadelphia. The drawing of the rattle snake is from his own had. Hewson also used a slightly different text by using 'upon' instead of 'on.' Finally the snake is facing right towards the upper fly instead - facing sinister it is would be.
Enlarged Original Print in 1776 Philadelphia
by John Hewson
This flag is an element in a larger picture from a personalized handkerchief printed circa 1776 at the request of Martha Washington when she had passed though Philadelphia.