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Fort McHenry National Monument, 10 natural color postcards, Baltimore, Maryland, 1968-69

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Summary:Fort McHenry National Monument, 10 natural color postcards and enclosure, Baltimore, Maryland, 1968-69. Images of Fort McHenry grounds, showcasing the fort's architectural features and armaments. Postcard 1, image 2- Caption reads: “Beneath the ravelin is an underground protective storage place for gunpowder built to service the guns above it. It was added after the 1814 attack on the fort.” Postcard 2, image 3- Caption reads: “Orpheus is a mythological Greek hero of music and poetry. A statue of Orpheus, the work of Charles H. Niehaus erected in 1922, honors ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ writer Francis Scott Key, and the soldiers and sailors who participated in the 1814 defense of Baltimore.” Postcard 3, image 4- Caption reads: “Ancient cannons & modern-day U.S. Marines from Marine Barracks, Fort Meade, Maryland, span history in old Fort McHenry, the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner.” Postcard 4, image 5- Caption reads: “The sight of this country’s flag waving defiantly through a 25 hour bombardment of the fort in September 1814 moved Francis Scott Key to write ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’” Postcard 5, image 6- Caption reads: “It was the sight of this country’s flag waving defiantly over the fort during a 25 hour bombardment on September 13 & 14, 1814 that moved Francis Scott Key to write ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’” Postcard 6, image 7- Caption reads: “Cannon of the Civil War battery overlook Baltimore harbor.” Postcard 7, image 8- Caption reads: “The flag, by Presidential proclamation, flies day and night over the ramparts.” Postcard 8, image 9- Caption reads: “Francis Scott Key, a young lawyer –poet, witnessed the September 13-14, 1814 British attack on the fort. He wrote ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to express his feelings. A mural, the work of George Gray, captures this moment.” Postcard 9, image 10- Caption reads: “Authentic replica of flag which inspired Francis Scott Key to write ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’” Postcard 10, image 11- Caption reads: “Cannon, believed to have been used in the 1814 defense of Baltimore against British attack, stand on the parade ground in front of the fort’s powder magazine and quarters of the commanding officer.” Postcard numbers: DT-34723-C, DT-45789-C, 33147-C, DT-37417-C, DT-37424-C, D-37428-C, DT-37427-C, DT-37429-C, 33714-B, DT-37419-C.
Provider:Dexter Press
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1961-1970
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Baltimore
Topical subjects:Monuments & memorials
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (Baltimore, Md.)
Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843
Star-spangled banner (Song)
United States -- History -- War of 1812
Orpheus (Greek mythology) -- Statues
Niehaus, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1855-1935
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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