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Portrait of a City: Views of Early Baltimore

Location: Homewood Museum
Dates: December 4, 2012–May 26, 2013



Students in the annual practicum course offered in conjunction with Homewood Museum, Curating Homewood, curated a show of prints and original works of art recording the landmarks, landscapes, and historical moments of the 19th-century Baltimore. On loan from the private collection of Stiles Tuttle Colwill, this selection provides context for Homewood and includes extremely rare states of familiar prints as well as original works of art such as images of the Washington and Battle monuments from a sailor’s sketchbook. An 1814 schoolgirl embroidery of the Baltimore Basilica supposes the intended appearance of the structure, which wasn’t actually completed until 1821. 

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