Star-Spangled Banner

image for Star-Spangled Banner
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
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.
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
Topic
Flags
National Collections
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
Star-Spangled Banner (Flag)
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Date unknown, probably c. 1940
Type
Photographic print
Object
Standard number
35079 or MAH-35079