Flag at Fort McHenry
National Star-Spangled Banner Centennial, Baltimore, Maryland, September 6 to 13, 1914. The large Star Spangled Banner Flag that inspired the lyrics of the national anthem is shown on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History and Technology, around 1964. A linen backing, attached in 1914, shows the original extent of the flag. Photo Credit: Smithsonian This is the first known photograph of the flag that inspired the Star-Spangled Banner on June 21, 1873 by George Henry Preble…
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