The Sleep of Young Innocents

The Sleep of Young Innocents (HM3ZF)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.412', W 76° 37.394'

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Our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever, Amen.

The Lord's Prayer from The King James Bible (1611)

Infant and childhood mortality took a gruesome toll on families in early Baltimore. Sophie and Walter Anderson honored the memory of their only child, Sophie, with a marble carving of a lamb curled up on a Bible. Despite its popularity as a symbol of the sleep of young innocents, the lamb is not found on any other grave at Westminster.

The Anderson's borrowed a popular phrase from the Lord's Prayer for Sophie's inscription which reads:
Thy will be done. Sophie Anderson Died February 18th, 1861, Aged 8 Years & 9 months.

The lamb sculpture was restored in the early 1980s by conservator Robert Pringle.
HM NumberHM3ZF
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360013 N 4350237
Decimal Degrees39.29020000, -76.62323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.412', W 76° 37.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 24.72" N, 76° 37' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 513-519 W Fayette St, Baltimore MD 21201, US
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