The Star Spangled Banner

image for The Star Spangled Banner
Summary
This is the garrison flag which flew over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, during the attack by the British fleet in 1814 and inspired Francis Scott Key (a Georgetown, D.C. lawyer) to write the words to what is now the U.S. National Anthem.
Cite as
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Image No. SIA2010-3454
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Restrictions & Rights
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Undated
Local number
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-3454]
Subject
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Topic
Flags
Physical description
7.5X9.5
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Type
Black-and-white photographs