Spanish-American War Memorial Mural #2 - Boston, MA
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N 42° 21.496 W 071° 03.816
19T E 330056 N 4691617
Quick Description: This mural is part of an elaborate Spanish-American War Memorial on the 3rd floor of the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 9:06:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQV3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
A quote by Calvin Coolidge accompanies and explains the mural:

"Marching Through Baltimore in 1861 on the Historic 19th of April true to the tradition of their own Lexington and Concord defending the Constitution and the Union carrying freedom to all who live beneath the stars and stripes."

The mural depicts severl soldiers in dress uniforms. One soldier in the center seems to have just been shot as the others turn in the direction of the attack. On soldier on the right is defending himself with his rifle from someone who has tried to wrestle the rifle from him. The flag of the United States and the flag of the US Army? are held upright by soldiers in the background.

This mural is on the left side of the War Memorial but does not seem to be considered a part of least by the Smithsonian Inventory. See (visit link)

The Memorial is dated 1907 but there is no info at the site about the date and artist for the mural.

The State House is open to the public from *8:45 am to 5 pm. at no charge.
City: Boston

Location Name: Massachusetts State House

Artist: unknown

Date: unknown

Media: probably paint on plaster

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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Metro2 visited Spanish-American War Memorial Mural #2 - Boston, MA 6/29/2010 Metro2 visited it