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Captured Johns Hopkins students, University of Maryland, College Park, May 1947

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Summary:University of Maryland students pose with three "captured" Johns Hopkins University students on the empty pedestal for Testudo's statue in front of Ritchie Coliseum, May 1947. These students helped steal the statue and held it hostage before a football game between the two schools.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:College Park
Temporal subject: 1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:College Park
Topical subjects: Johns Hopkins University
Genre:Group portraits
ArchivesUM location:University of Maryland Photographs - Print File
  • series 4
  • box 10
  • folder UMD - Mascot, Terrapin/Testudo - Statue
  • item No. 2
  • accession 72-297
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:University of Maryland
Sports, Recreation
University AlbUM Browse terms:People
Collection:University AlbUM
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