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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UP N' ATOM: c. 1950s

Gloria Victis: 1903

Gloria Victis: 1903

Baltimore circa 1903. "Confederate Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Mount Royal Avenue." Sculptor Frederic Ruckstull's allegorical bronze "Spirit of the Confederacy," whose Latin inscription means "Glory to the Vanquished." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Odd railing system

This looks like kind of an inappropriate railing around, what I would think, was an important monument. It looks like it was sloppily enlarged.

[It's a temporary enclosure to protect the freshly-laid sod around the new statue. -Dave]

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All the trees make it hard to see what the surrounding area looks like.

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