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Maria Louisa Hyde Pratt (Mrs. Enoch Pratt)


Oil on canvas portrait painting of Maria Louisa Hyde Pratt (1818-1911) by Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-1872). Maria married famous merchant, capitalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore in 1837. She is buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.


circa 1860


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