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Photograph of Orpheus Statue, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1924

1924-08-2224.1 x 11.3 cmSculpturemonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

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Summary:Photograph of Orpheus Statue, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland, circa August 22, 1924. "Amid Desolation and Decay rises the heroic monument at Fort McHenry, immortalized as the birthplace of "The Star Spangled Banner." Deserted barracks and shacks gradually sink into ruin and weeds flourish where a great American victory of arms was won in the War of 1812. A movement is gaining headway to restore the ancient fort and transform it into a Federal park, worthy of its traditions and sightly to the tourists who come from distant places to visit the spot where a brilliant chapter of American history was written. - Photos American Staff Photographers"
Provider:Baltimore News American
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Temporal subject: 1921-1930
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Baltimore
Topical subjects:Orpheus (Greek mythology) -- Statues
Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)
ArchivesUM location:Baltimore News American Photograph Collection, 1916-1980
  • box 206
  • folder 5
  • item 11
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Fine Arts
Copyright holder:Baltimore News American