The Star-Spangled Banner

ID: 91-3680

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Date of image is unknown, perhaps c. 1940

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

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Summary

The Star-Spangled Banner was the Garrison flag of Ft. McHenry, Baltimore, during the bombardment of the fort by the British, September 13-14, 1814, when it was successfully defended by Colonel George Armistead. The flag was presented to the United States National Museum, Washington, D.C., by Mr. Eben Appleton of New York, the grandson of Colonel George Armistead.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Appleton, Eben
  • Star-Spangled Banner (Flag)
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This is a copy negative and the partial "A" that was sewed onto the flag was whited out on the photograph the negative was made from, so it is also missing on the negative.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

Contact information

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

Date

Date of image is unknown, perhaps c. 1940

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Artifacts
  • Exhibitions
  • Gifts
  • Flags
  • National Collections

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

91-3680

Physical description

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

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