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Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller

 
 
Excerpt from Walt Whitman's “The Dresser” (1865 version) and “We Embrace” by E. Ethelbert Miller image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 9, 2018
1. Excerpt from Walt Whitman's “The Dresser” (1865 version) and “We Embrace” by E. Ethelbert Miller
Inscription.  
The Dresser
Walt Whitman
(surrounding station entrance)

We Embrace
E. Ethelbert Miller, 2005
(surrounding bench)

This excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller are fitting tributes to the responses of volunteers and caregivers who gave tirelessly to people living with HIV and AIDS in Washington, D.C.

Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham initiated this project and worked with this colleagues on the WMATA Board of Directors and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to make this tribute a reality.
 
Erected 2007 by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art Program. (Marker Number 2007.001.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Walt Whitman series list.
 
Location. 38° 54.659′ N, 77° 2.684′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle in Washington
Excerpt from Walt Whitman's “The Dresser” (1865 version) and “We Embrace” by E. Ethelbert Miller image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 9, 2018
2. Excerpt from Walt Whitman's “The Dresser” (1865 version) and “We Embrace” by E. Ethelbert Miller
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, District of Columbia. Marker is on 20th Street Northwest south of Q Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 20th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hungarian Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Development in the neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2019 Q Street NW (about 300 feet away); James G. Blaine Mansion (about 300 feet away); Dewi Saraswati (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
 
More about this marker.
WMATA Board of Directors
Chair, Elizabeth Hewlett
Vice Chair, Christopher Zimmerman
2nd Vice Chair, Jim Graham

Commissioned by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art Program
in cooperation with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Art in Transit Program
 
Also see . . .  Art in Transit: Dupont Circle. Whitman & Miller Poems, 2007. (Submitted on August 9, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ, 🏳️‍🌈
 
We fought against the invisible image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
3. We fought against the invisible
We looked to one another for comfort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
4. We looked to one another for comfort
We held the hands of friends and lovers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
5. We held the hands of friends and lovers
We did not turn our backs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2014
6. We did not turn our backs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on August 9, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 6, 2022