Sep 24, 2006

Who's that guy?

Why it's Orpheus, strumming his lyre. The statue was commissioned in 1914 to mark the centennial of Key's writing the "Star Spangled Banner." The statue used to stand in front of Fort McHenry, but was exiled to the fort's backyard in 1962. The statue was sculpted by Charles H. Niehaus.

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