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Founding Fragments - Star-Spangled Souvenirs

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Published on Oct 30, 2013

The giant Star-Spangled Banner flag is one of our most popular artifacts, and a centerpiece of the Museum. Why then are pieces of it kept locked away in storage? Host Tory Altman talks with textile conservator Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss to find out.

The "Founding Fragments" video series gets up close and personal with historical treasures in the collection of the National Museum of American History. Subscribe to our channel to find out about future episodes, or learn more at http://americanhistory.si.edu/connect....

Written and Directed by: Jake Morgan
Edited by: Jake Morgan and Kent Chadwick

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