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  • "In order to persevere it, it's kept in very low light levels — its at one foot-candle. It's also at very low oxygen levels, because oxygen degrades fibers," said Jennifer Jones, chair and curator of the division of armed forces history at the museum.

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  • "We thought it would be a perfect marriage of the Star-Spangled Banner and the original lyrics that Key wrote, what's now known as the national anthem," Ms. Jones said.

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