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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 to 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, with later commemorative inscriptions, are part of a set of twelve that descended in the Washington family and are said to have been owned and used by George Washington during the war.
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