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This collection provides letters, photographs, lists of participants, and newspaper clippings about the Star-Spangled Banner flag replica created for the Maryland pavilion of the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965.

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Collection Location: Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

American Legion Auxiliary volunteers sewing Star-Spangled Banner flag replica at State Office Building in Baltimore. Seated from left to right are: Front row - Gladys Cline of Gold Star Unit and Mildred Fisher and Virginia Miller of Francis Scott Key Unit. Back Row - Frances Jackson and Helen Wilson of the Susquehanna Unit. Collection Overview: The Star-Spangled Banner Flag Replica Collection provides a history of the work that went into creating this replica of the flag that was flown over Fort McHenry after its bombardment on September 14, 1814 during the Battle of Baltimore. The flag replica, started in 1963 and completed in 1964 under the auspices of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, was destined for display at the Maryland pavilion of the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965. The collection contains both letters leading to the production of the hand-sewn flag replica as well as an American Legion participant's scrapbook of the work done on the flag replica, including lists of names of participants, photographs, newspaper clippings, and its displays away from the Fair.

 
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