American Legends

Two American Legends The Star-Spangled Banner & Ralph Lauren!

Two American Legends  The Star-Spangled Banner & Ralph Lauren
A pivotal piece of American history gets a new home in the nation's capital.


Technicians snipped 1.7 million stitches to free the flag from a linen backing that had begun to deteriorate.


“I have always loved things that are worn, like an old plaid shirt that has been patched and mended or an old pickup truck that is a little dented and the paint a little faded. That patina is evidence of a history of work and a kind of honesty that to me is very American.” —Ralph Lauren, in his foreword to the book

The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon

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