Star-Spangled Banner, NMHT

ID: MAH-P6427A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1964

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder 16

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Summary

The original Star-Spangled Banner, which flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 and inspired the words of our National Anthem, installed into place in Flag Hall of the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. Hanging from the top of the flag, actually attached to a supporting backing, are tapes which will be used to secure the topmost portion of the flag. The structure slopes gently backward to bear the weight of the flag, and the backing material is attached at several points.

Subject

  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Star-Spangled Banner (Flag)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder 16

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1964

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Hall of Flags
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Exhibitions
  • Employees
  • Flags
  • Installation
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

MAH-P6427A

Physical description

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

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