Peter Spier

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“O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” A view of lower Main Street as seen from the library’s Reading Room windows, taken from Peter Spier’s 1973 book The Star Spangled Banner, a Random House publication. Artist, Caldecott medalist and one-time Port Washington resident Peter Spier used this painting to illustrate the line “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” The book is available in the library’s Children’s Room.

spier_peterChildren’s book author and illustrator Peter Spier.