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American flag from Fort McHenry, Washington D.C., circa 1970-1990

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Alternate title:Ft. McHenry National Monument, Baltimore, Md.
Summary:Colonial American flag from Fort McHenry, Washington D.C., circa 1970-1990. Caption reads: "This was the actual flag, 30 feet by 42 feet, with 15 stars and 15 stripes that flew over Fort McHenry. It was this flag, waving defiantly over the fort after a 25 hour bombardment on Sept 14, 1814, that moved Francis Scott Key to write 'The Star Spangled Banner.' The flag is located at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C." Postcard number: 77807-D.
Creator:Penland, Dane
Provider:Dexter Press
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New York
Place of origin – Settlement:West Nyack
Temporal subject: 1971-1980
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects:Flags
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (Baltimore, Md.)
Star-spangled banner (Song)
Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843
Flags -- United States
Smithsonian collection
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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