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AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Just in time for Flag Day, Associated Press reporter Kathy Matheson came by the Museum's storage facility to look at one of the highlights of our collection: George Washington's Headquarters Flag. Recently conserved thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution and its Color Guard, the flag (also called a "standard") is believed to be the earliest surviving 13-star American flag. 

For more about the history of this treasure, read the article, which includes a slideshow of images from our collection.

Image Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

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Image 091120 General George Washington Standard Flag Collection Washington Headquarters Flag 72
 

Washington's Headquarters Flag

Believed the be the earliest surviving 13-star American flag, Washington's Standard marked his presence throughout the war.
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Image 082720 George Washington Tent Collection
 

Washington's War Tent

General George Washington's original sleeping and office tent from the Revolutionary War.
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Image 091120 George Washington Camp Cups Silver Camp Cups
 

George Washington's Camp Cups

These cups were part of George Washington's camp equipment during the Revolutionary War. They were made in August 1777 by a silversmith in Philadelphia.
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