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Photographs of Edward Dickinson Baker statue [graphic].
BANC PIC 1961.025--AX; BANC PIC 1961.025--AX
Collection Overview

Title:

Photographs of Edward Dickinson Baker statue

Creator/Contributor:

Stone, Horatio, 1808-1875

Abstract:

Photographs of the life-sized statue of Edward Dickinson Baker commissioned by Congressional Bills H.R. 2762 and H.R. 2586 in 1872. It was sculpted by Horatio Stone and placed in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Date:

ca. 1875 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-dc
Baker, Edward Dickinson -- 1811-1861 -- Statues -- Pictorial works
Orators -- United States -- Statues -- Photographs
Legislators -- United States -- Statues -- Photographs

Note:

Photographer unknown.
Title and date supplied by photographer.
Mounts bear ms. inscription on recto: With complts. Rob. F. Stevens.
Copy prints available.
Edward Dickinson Baker served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and in the U.S. Senate from Oregon. Baker served as U.S. Army Colonel in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. Baker was killed in the Battle of Ball's Bluff while leading a Union Army regiment, becoming the only sitting senator to be killed in the Civil War. Baker City and Baker County (Ore.), Baker Street (San Francisco, Calif.) and several Fort Bakers are named after him (cf. http://en.wikipedia.org).

Type:

graphic
Albumen prints.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
2 photographic prints : albumen ; prints 25 x 17 cm., on mounts 32 x 23 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1961.025--AX
BANC PIC 1961.025--AX

Origin:

District of Columbia