Monumentum mortuis ignotis Terrae Mariae qui bello civili ceciderunt dedicatum

Imagines duo (1, 2) subiunxi monumenti sacri mortuis in illo bello saevo ferocique quod inter se gesserunt cives Americani annos 1861-1865. Imago 1. Monumentum mortuis ignotis Terrae Mariae qui bello civili ceciderunt dedicatum. Facies septentrionalis. Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Photo: HABS/HAER/HALS surveys (HALS MD-5). Public domain. Library of Congress. Imago 2. Monumentum mortuis […]

Making Lemonade

George E. Lemon monument, Rock Creek Cemetery. Photo: author. I suppose you would probably guess that there were trade journals for granite and marble suppliers and cutters in the great age of public art in this country, from about 1890 to 1930. One such journal, The Monumental News, celebrated the above George E. Lemon monument […]

The astonishing Sons of Maryland Monument in Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore

Despite our Baltimore destination, our journey begins in Washington, D.C. If you live in or have visited Washington, you may have seen Montgomery Meigs’ Pension Building, now the National Building Museum. Built from 1882 to 1887, this magnificent structure is one of the few utilitarian American Victorian buildings which can stand up against the finest […]