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 John Ross Key  (1837 - 1920)

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Lived/Active: Maryland/District Of Columbia      Known for: landscape and historical painting, illustration

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John Ross Key
from Auction House Records.
Lake Tahoe, California
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John Ross Key was the grandson of Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner. He was born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1832*, and raised in Washington, D.C. Key was a draftsman with the United States Coast Survey from 1853 to 1856, serving with Gilbert Munger (1837-1903) and James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).

He served with the Federal Corp of Engineers in Charleston, South Carolina, and made an artistic record of the Federal siege of that Confederate cit (showing 500 of 12199 characters).

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