Maryland in Liberia
Landscape scene showing Cape Palmas in the country of Liberia as a bay flanked by two palm trees in the foreground underneath a sunny blue sky. Buildings and a lighthouse can be seen on the land beyond the inlet. A sailboat heads to the shore on the left of the composition. A group of African figures wearing white garments appears in the foreground. This scene reflects a settlement established in Liberia by the Maryland Colonization Society. The "Republic of Maryland" or "Maryland in Liberia" existed from 1834-1857.