Conservation of NPS Flags
All the flags in this exhibit were photographed during the course of stabilization and treatment at the NPS Harpers Ferry Center, Conservation Division in West Virginia. In many cases, the flags were damaged in battle and during the course of the war. Subsequent exposure to high light levels and temperature fluctuations caused further deterioration. The National Park Service has been conducting a major conservation project on flags in NPS museum collections as funding is made available.