Star-Spangled Banner in West Wing of Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: 27462 or MAH-27462

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1914

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 25

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The Star-Spangled Banner laid out on tables in the West Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building before it undergoes its 1914 restoration during which an Irish linen backing is attached to the flag. All the exhibitions have been removed from the room except the objects in the cases along the wall. The model of the giant squid hangs from the ceiling.


  • Star-Spangled Banner (Flag)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building West Wing


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


There is a line across the picture which looks like a crack in the glass plate negative. See Neg. #27897 for another view of the flag set up in the West Wing with seamstresses at work.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 25

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Squids, Giant
  • Restoration
  • Ecology
  • Flags
  • Conservation


  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

27462 or MAH-27462

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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