Flag House, Baltimore, MD
In 1813, Lt. Col. George Armistead, commander of Fort McHenry, wanted a flag so large that it would be visible to the enemy from a distance. The government contracted a widowed flagmaker from Baltimore, Mary Pickersgill, for the undertaking. Using 400 yards of wool bunting, the flag was made with 15 alternating stripes of red and white, each two feet wide, with a blue union containing 15 stars, 2 feet across. Mary obtained permission from a local brewery to assemble the flag in their location. Mary received payment of $405.90 for her flag.
The Flag House in Baltimore, Maryland is preserved and dedicated to Mary's story. Her greatest creation survives and hangs at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
Measures 4" x 5" and 3/4" thick. Wood.
The Cat's Meow Village started in Wooster, Ohio, in 1982 with one simplistic wooden house handcrafted by owner and creator, Faline Jones. Almost 35 years later, Jones and her “crew” continue to design "little wooden buildings" of local, national, and international landmarks that spark memories and bring smiles to the faces of “real life adventurers” like you.
Celebrate your favorite places by including these 3/4" thick wooden keepsakes in your home décor. A few favorite spots where Cat’s Meows like to reside are: perched on top of your window and door trim, tucked into your bookshelves, or sprawled across your fireplace mantle.