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Captain John F. Hoss


Half-length portrait shows Captain John F. Hoss (b. 1793), a man with short wavy black hair, holding a sword in both hands before him. He wears a War of 1812 uniform comprised of a navy suit with gold trim, epaulettes, and buttons. The landscape behind him shows an army encampment with tents. Hoss served as a drummer boy in the British attack on Baltimore in the September of 1814.


circa 1830

Contributor(s) Notes

Attributed to Robert Street (1796-1865).


Oil on canvas


36.25 H x 28 W inches

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Baltimore City Life Museum Collection

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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