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[Postcard of Barbara Fritchie's Life and Importance to American History]

Description: Postcard with a poem describing Barbara Fritchie, who was a pall bearer at George Washington's sham funeral and waved the American flag while Confederate soldiers overtook her hometown. An excerpt of the poem reads: "Up on the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September mourn, The clustered spires of Frederick stand, Green-walled by the hills of Maryland..."
Date: unknown
Creator: Marken & Bielfeld
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of The Belvedere 4]

Description: Postcard of a sketch of a 10 story building with an ornate roof. The message on the front of the postcard reads, "Mathew + I stayed here from Sept. 9th to Sept. 27th 1941. Have had many visits and this state in the past." The hotel is described as "One of the truly famous hotels of America. Recently completed a modernization program, but still retains and atmosphere in keeping with its tradition."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of The Divine Healer]

Description: Postcard of a marble statue of Jesus Christ with arms open. The back describes the postcard as the following, "This heroic statue of "The Divine Healer" was presented to the John Hopkins Hospital in 1896 by Mr. William Wallace Spence. It is a replica of the famous work of Bertel Thorvaldsen which was placed in Copenhagen. The white figure was carved from a block of Carrara marble with this lettering at the base of the statue -- "Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of The Stafford Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a black and white photo of an 11 story building, described on the front of the postcard as "Hotel Stafford, Mount Vernon Place, A Baltimore Tradition." The back of the postcard adds, "The Stafford - a Baltimore Tradition Flanked by the city's finest homes, looking out upon Mount Vernon Place, famed for its cuisine and old-time hospitality, The Stafford has long been headquarters and home for famous travelers from all parts of the world."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of National Park Seminary in Forest Glen]

Description: Postcard of A small cabin fenced with wooden posts. The scene is described as "National Park Seminary, Forest Glen, Md." The letter on the back reads, "Dear Mamie, I received your card yesterday and was so glad to get it but I can not come in as it is on Friday and I cannot leave then. I wish you girls would come out and see us. Aileen Lovejoy is going to try and come to see you all Monday but I can't come with her. Lots of love, Zilee." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Gunston Hall Washington, D. C."
Date: January 21, 1910
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum