(3 1/2 x 5 1/2 In) This is an original vintage Beals Litho & Ptg. Co., Art Tone Glo-Var Finished postcard from the 1940s.
"THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER - Francis Scott Key -
Oh, say, can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous flight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
And where is that brand, who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution;
No refuge could save, the hireling and slave
From the terror pf flight or the gloom of the grave.
Oh, thus be it ever when freeman shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just;
And this be our motto: "In God is our Trust".
The postcard is unused and is in VERY GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, a few stains on the back side.
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