Tobacco curing in barns is a common sight through the tobacco belt
extending from southern Maryland to North Carolina
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20 May 2012 1 Comment
The Ruins of Montgomery Blair’s House
Blair’s house in Silver Spring was burned by Confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. Jubal Early. Montgomery Blair was postmaster-general of the United States.
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Composite Photograph of the Star Spangled Banner
In 2001, conservators removed a linen backing that had been attached to the flag in 1914, revealing a side of the Star-Spangled Banner not seen in over eighty years. Because the flag was in the conservation lab it could not be photographed as a whole. Using computer technology, seventy-three individual shots of the flag were pieced together, like a puzzle, to create this composite image.
National Museum of American History
100 years ago, this flag flew through the battle at Fort McHenry in the War of 1812 and Francis Scott Key penned the poem that has become the national anthem.
|The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814
Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand