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Story Of Our Flag
Description: A film about the history of the United States flag.

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Clip #: MF-5B
Length: 10:54
Year: 1939
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Government
Original: 35mm
1930s, castle, flag with crest, United States Flag, American Flag, animated globe with United States highlighted, map of United States outlined with “We the People” and chain links displayed over, cross of St. George, St. George’s Flag, Union Jack, colonial flags descended from Union Jack, Taunton Flag, Bedford Flag, Moultrie Flag, Bunker Hill Flag, Pine Tree Flag, Gadsden Flag, Rhode Island colonial / revolutionary Flag, Grand Union Flag, Cambridge Flag, reenactment with George Washington getting up from desk and looking out window, Declaration of Independence signed, Washington orders the Grand Union flag flown, 1777, Congress adopt the “Stars and Stripes,” facsimile of the original resolution passed on June 14, 1777 by Continental Congress adopting United States Flag, first version of Stars and Stripes, stars originally arranged in circle, Revolutionary War battle reenactment, 1781, surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, reenactment Cornwallis surrendering, 1791-1792, map with Kentucky and Vermont added to Union, January 13, 1794, Congress enacts law with new flag, Flag of United States with 15 stars and 15 stripes, map showing Louisiana Purchase of 1803, 1818, map showing Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana added to Union, map returned to original 13 stripes and stars for each state, “Every star a state, every state a star,” early railroad, building westward, 1849, discovery of gold in California, caravan pioneers heading West in covered wagons, 1862, Congress approved railroad line from Omaha to San Francisco, Transcontinental railroad construction, reenactment Native Americans attacking railroad crew, soldiers attacking Native Americans, map showing Western States, 1912, 46 states, map showing Arizona and New Mexico added, 48 states, United States Flag with 48 stars, May 30, 1916, President Wilson establishes June 14 as Flag Day, President Wilson sitting at paperwork and signing paperwork, “150 years of progress” displayed over Statue of Liberty, animated map showing stars representing states initially just East of Mississippi with addition of stars representing states in the West, map showing United States territories extending from Virgin Islands, Panama Canal to Alaska and Westward across Pacific including Hawaii and Philippines, United States Navy fleet, Air Force planes flying in formation above Navy ships, “long may it wave” displayed around United States flag

Transferred from 35 mm nitrate print

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