Details about the poster, from the Library of Congress:
1777-1917: The 140th flag day. The birthday of the stars and stripes, June 14th, 1917. The text continues: ‘Tis the Star Spangled Banner, oh, long may it wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! President Woodrow Wilson remarked, “this flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. Though silent, it speaks to us of the past, of the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it.”
MEDIUM: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 101 x 65 cm.
NOTES: Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.
Who was the artist? Who ordered the printing, and for what specific purpose? Anyone know? (Still looking for the history of this poster, which has become quite popular in the past two years.)
Additional reading in 2013:
- Flag day June 14? Heck! Fly it all week! (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Celebrate Flag Day (heidiwriter.wordpress.com)
- Old Glory gets its day today (azstarnet.com)
- A Grand Old Flag (dearbornhistoricalmuseum.wordpress.com)
- Flag Day marks retirement for old, worn-out U.S. flags (stripes.com)