Star-Spangled Banner

ID: 35079 or MAH-35079

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Date unknown, probably c. 1940

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 54a, Folder: 22

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Summary

The Star-Spangled Banner, undated. Note that the "A" sewn into the flag has been whited out in the image 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.

Subject

Star-Spangled Banner (Flag)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 54a, Folder: 22

Contact information

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

Date

Date unknown, probably c. 1940

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Flags
  • National Collections

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

35079 or MAH-35079

Physical description

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

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