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4-cent Key Quotation

4c Francis Scott Key Quote single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1142
Description:

This American Credo issue stamp was issued to re-emphasize the ideals upon which America was founded and to honor those great Americans who wrote or uttered the credos. This stamp features a quotation from Francis Scott Key. The line is from Key’s poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry,” which was later put to song, named “The Star-Spangled Banner” and in 1931 was officially adopted as the national anthem of the United States. The stamp also features a small image of a cluster of star bursts and Key’s signature.

United States; America; Francis Scott Key; ideals; credo; lawyer; author; poet; War of 1812; Fort McHenry; Baltimore; Maryland; song; lyric; stars; quotation; signature

Date:
September 14, 1960
Medium:
paper; ink (carmine, dark blue); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5304
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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