"O say can you see by the dawn's early light. . .
" These words were penned on the back of an envelope
in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. Key was held captive on a
Royal Navy ship as British ships in Chesapeake Bay
bombarded Fort McHenry throughout the night. When dawn
broke, the fort was still standing, the American flag
still waving. It was a turning point in the war of 1812,
and the birth of our national anthem, the "Star
Spangled Banner." This blanket commemorates the
Bicentennial of that momentous morning in U.S. history.
Fifteen red and white stripes and stars represent those
on the flag at that time. Striations and imprecise
images give the design a vintage Americana look.
64" x 80"
Napped and felt bound
82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
Made in the USA