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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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