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Baltimore Fire
Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: September 5, 2015
Caption: Baltimore Fire
Additional Description: This eye-witness painting of the Baltimore Fire by Theobald Chartran hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The signature block reads: T. Chartran, Baltimore, Sunday night Feb 7 1904.

“This impressionistic scene depicts a birds-eye view of the Baltimore fire of February 7, 1904. Chartran, a French artist, was best known for his portraits of famous Europeans and Americans, including Cardinal Gibbons, and his work for the magazine, Vanity Fair. He is said to have almost lost his life while painting the fire, working in dangerous proximity to the disaster in order to capture the terror of the destruction.” — Maryland Historical Society
Submitted: September 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p329836
File Size: 1.333 Megabytes

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