National Geographic : 1941 Apr
C National Geographic Society Kodachrome byW.Robert Moore In Baltimore's "Flag House" Mrs. Mary Pickersgill Made the Emblem Which Inspired The Star-Spangled Banner The huge flag, 30 x 42 feet, with 15 stars and 15 stripes, was too large for the home, so it was completed in a near-by brewery. Francis Scott Key saw it"bythedawn's early light" proudly waving over Fort McHenry. The original is in the Smithsonian Institution. At right are theMaryland State and Baltimore City flags.