Fort Mc Henry, Baltimore, Md

Fort Mc Henry, Baltimore, Md

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This 1862 color print depicts Fort McHenry with the Chesapeake Bay in the background. A large American flag flies over the star-shaped fort, visible at the back right. On the left, outside of this main fortification, foot soldiers, men on horseback, and cannon are gathered around the barracks and auxiliary buildings. On the right, the New York 17th Regiment National Guard is assembled and inspected by officers on horseback. A list containing the names of the regiment’s officers appears in the lower margin.
The print’s creator, Edward Sachse, moved to America from Germany sometime in the 1840s. He settled in Baltimore, working under E. Weber & Co., one of the city’s most prominent lithography firms. He established E. Sachse & Co. in 1850, specializing in bird’s eye views of Baltimore and Washington D.C. His brother Theodore joined the firm in the mid-1850s and after Edward’s death in 1873, Theodore’s son Adolph headed the company, as A. Sachse & Co., from 1877 to 1887.
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Object Name
Object Type
Date made
E. Sachse and Company
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
image: 8 3/4 in x 16 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 41.91 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Horseback Riding
Patriotism and Patriotic Symbols
Chronology: 1860-1869
Uniforms, Military
Civil War
Civil War
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
American Civil War Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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