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Titanic Images: The Memorial Fountain - 1913

A memorial book to honor the memory of Major Archibald W. Butt and Mr. Francis D. Millet. It has been suggested (And this suggestion has the approval or the president) that an enduring memorial be erected on public grounds in Washington. It is believed that they were the only officers of the united states who went down with the "Titanic." Also, they had been close personal friends for years, living in the same house in Washington, and were companions on their last voyage. Together they gave up their lives that others might live. And it seems fitting that a memorial be erected to them jointly.

Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912)

Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912). The Fountain in Memory of Francis Davis Millet and Archibald Willingham Butt (1913), p. 3. GGA Image ID # 110ad57715

Archibald Willingham Butt (1865-1912)

Archibald Willingham Butt (1865-1912).The Fountain in Memory of Francis Davis Millet and Archibald Willingham Butt (1913), p. 5. GGA Image ID # 110c93e0ef

Memorial Fountain, Designed by Thomas Hastings, Bas-Reliefs byDaniel Chester French.

Memorial Fountain, Designed by Thomas Hastings, Bas-Reliefs by Daniel Chester French. Mr. Hastings and Mr. French Contributed Their Services. The Fountain in Memory of Francis Davis Millet and Archibald Willingham Butt (1913), p. 9. GGA Image ID # 110ced8d58

The Memorial Fountain Bas-Reliefs: Military Valor and The Fine Arts by Daniel Chester French.

The Memorial Fountain Bas-Reliefs: Military Valor and The Fine Arts by Daniel Chester French. The Fountain in Memory of Francis Davis Millet and Archibald Willingham Butt (1913), p. 10-11. GGA Image ID # 110d24eb35

The Memorial Fountain as Erected.

The Memorial Fountain as Erected. The Fountain is situated south of the White House Grounds, at the northwest junction of the road around those grounds with the road around the ellipse. The following inscription is carved on the rim of the Basin: In memory or Francis Davis Millet- 1846 -1912 -and Archibald Willingham Вutt-1865-1912. This monument has been erected by their friends with the sanction of Congress. The Fountain in Memory of Francis Davis Millet and Archibald Willingham Butt (1913), p. 13. GGA Image ID # 110d62ac6e

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