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Title: Silhouette of Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)

Accession Number: 1957.52
Category: DRAWINGS
Type: silhouette
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Description: Silhouette portrait of Francis Scott Key (1779-1843), American lawyer & author of poem "The Star Spangled Banner." He wrote it on the morning of September 14, 1814, at sight of American flag still flying over Ft. McHenry, at first scribbling it on back of envelope. Silhouette is in gold-outlined 3 3/4" wide circle on black square with gold star in each corner, & F.S. Key in gold below, all framed in 1 1/2" wide gold shadow-box frame.

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