Each Truly Genius Tuesday, we explore the lives of those who have inspired the unique cloth diaper prints in our Genius Series. We’ve talked about mathematics, discovered the geniuses of music and movies, and explored the world of plants and animals. We’ve met Maggie, traveled to the rainforest with Chico, and this week – in honor of Flag Day – we are talking about our patriotic genius, Mary Pickersgill!
Meet our Patriotic Genius: Mary Pickersgill
Mary Pickersgill was an American business woman and well-known seamstress. She created the Great Garrison Flag that flew during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Aside from her flag-making business, Mary also addressed social issues for disadvantaged women, including housing, employment and financial aid. As President of the Impartial Female Humane Society, she opened a home for elderly women that later expanded into an entire retirement community named in her honor, as was the World War II Liberty ship, the SS Mary Pickersgill.
The Star Spangled Banner Flag
Mary Pickersgill‘s Great Garrison Flag is also known as the Star Spangled Banner Flag. At the time, it was the largest garrison flag ever flown and the inspiration behind a poem written by Francis Scott Key, now known as the United States National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” Today, the original 30 by 42-foot flag, created by Mary, resides in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
Pickergill’s dedication to her craft and her country is worthy of the title, “Patriotic Genius.” She is an outstanding person who used her skills, talents, and resource to help make the world a better place.
Shop Mary Pickersgill
To celebrate our Patriotic Genius, we have select Mary Pickersgill merchandise on sale. It’s also the anniversary of Mary Pickergill release, so we’re able to make some of the cloth diapers we’ve held back for returns available! There aren’t many in most styles, so they’re only available while supplies last. TODAY ONLY (6/13/17), while supplies last. Head to the Mary Pickersgill Genius Page to shop now!
Special Sale on Mary Pickersgill Genius Gear
Enter To Win
In this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday Giveaway, we’re giving away a Mary Pickersgill Gift Pack, including a Mary Pickersgill bumGenius Original 5.0 cloth diaper, a Genius Series Adult Tee, Genius Baby/Toddler Tee, & Genius Tote. Enter for a chance to win below!
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after a long winter, I love being outside as much as I can all summer long. i love outdoor sports
My favorite thing about summer is the warm weather and being able to wear skirts and dresses to romp around outside in. Also I love gardening, and watching all my veggies grow.
More time outside playing.
My favorite thing about summer is being outside, being able to relax in nice weather especially in the shade on a hammock. Just going out in general, theres so much more to do in summer
my favorite thing about summer is all the fresh berries and fresh fruit!
My favorite thing about summer is going for walks
I love getting to take my kids swimming. They love it so much.
My favorite thing about summer is the warm weather!!
We love quality time during the summer
My favorite thing about summer is spending time outdoors!
Going to the beach
I love getting the chance to go to the mountains and go boating during the summer.
My favorite thing about summer is the weather!
I love cookouts and playing in the pool.
My favorite thing about summer is all of the water fun! Pools, sprinklers, splash pads! So fun!
I love spending time at the lake with family and friends!
My favorite part is having the summer off to spend with our daughter!
My favorite thing about summer is being able to take my boys to the beach for the first time!
Time to just hang out!
I love getting to spend more time outside with the family – swimming, playing at the park, etc.!
My favorite thing about summer is being outdoors and spending quality time with friends and family!
My favorite thing about summer is spending more time outside with my boys!
Our favorite thing about summer is the pool and playing in the backyard. Baby girl is a little water bug and will even try to splash in the dog bowl ?
Mary Pickersgill would be too cute for the 4th!!!
My favorite thing about summer is watermelon!!!
Love the pattern on these. My favorite thing about summer are the great colors.
I fell in love with Mary Pickersgill last year, but I had a kiddo that was just starting potty training, so I couldn’t justify the purchase. Now that I have my first little girl on the way, I want her first BG to be Mary!
We love the longer days in summer! And the trees and flowers behind our apartment ❤️
My favorite part of the summer is when about 3 families get together with the kids and we head to Lake Raystown. We camp, boat, fish and sing around the campfire.
I need this giveaway… My youngest was born on the 4th of July! 🙂
Looking forward to spending the summer outside with my LO
My favorite things about summer is swimming with my kids !
My favorite thing about summer is swimming, time spent with family, and all the good fruit is in season!
Love this print!
I love the free time to spend with my kids!
Keeping up with my nearly two year old twins—in cloth diapers of course 🙂
My favorite thing about summer is swimming!
My favorite thing about summer is the birthdays of my babies! My youngest was born on July 4th so we LOVE this print!
As a teacher, I always loved summer for the unhurried quality time I had with my family in the summer!
My favorite thing about summer is the family getting together for all the cookouts and reunions.
My favorite part of summer is all the fun outdoors family adventures that we get to take… even if its just a bike ride. 🙂
I am enjoying my baby bump this summer!
This heat is something else! The diapers are adorable though, that’s all my little one has been wearing lately!
I live the longer days and heat!
Looking forward to going to the beach!
I love the Genius Series! I want everything from it…and I can’t wait to teach my girls about all the namesakes!
My favorite thing about summer is all the fun in the sun activities!
I’m really looking forward to showing my little girl how fun the water is this summer!
Ahh this is perfect timing for 4th of July! I love being able to go on little adventures with my kids in the summer. Today we’re going on a day trip to a lake!
We are looking forward to lots of hiking and swimming this summer!