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The Star-Spangled Banner

Object Name: Kerchief
Date: 1941
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 25 x 25 in. ( 63.5 x 63.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Cotton printed kerchief with three stanzas of the "Star-Spangled Banner" in the center surrounded by stars and exploding rockets printed in red and blue ink on a white ground; red border with white stars and a blue border.
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1941.341
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Marks: printed: on red border: "THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER/ BLUE IS FOR LOYALTY, JUSTICE AND TRUTH/ WHITE IS FOR PURITY/ RED IS FOR COURAGE AND ZEAL" PRINTED: in center: "OH, SAY!/ CAN YOU SEE, BY THE/ DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT,/ WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED/ AT THE TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING?/ WHOSE BROUAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS,/ THRO' THE PERIOUS FIGHT, O'ER THE/ RAMPARTS WE WATCHED, WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING?

Exhibitions:

"American Scenes and Events on Textiles," New-York Historical Society, September 30-November 30, 1941.