Inscriptions and Graffiti, Southeast Face

A look up the Monument's southeast face — the one whose carvings list the leaders of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad...
A look up the Monument’s southeast face — the one whose carvings list the leaders of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad…
...shows that vandals, weather, and pollution...
…shows that vandals, weather, and pollution…

...have rendered the graffiti more legible than the carvings.
…have rendered the graffiti more legible than the carvings.

Here’s a transcription of the carvings on this face:

Philadelphia, Wilmington, & Baltimore Railroad Company
President: Matthew Newkirk
Vice President: Jacob J. Cohen Jr.
Directors:
Philadelphia: Matthew Newkirk, John Hemphill, John Connell, William D. LewisWilmington: James Canby, James Price, David C. Wilson, James A. Bayard, William ChandlerBaltimore: Jacob J. Cohen Jr., Charles F. Mayer, John McKim Jr., James Swan, William A. Patterson. Delaware: Thomas Smith.
Solicitor: Chester: Samuel Edwards
Secretary: James Wilson Wallace
Asst. Secretary: William P. Brobson
Treasurer: Allan Thomson
Asst. Treasurer: Aubrey H. Smith

For more on the carvings, and the people behind them, read “The Monument Men.”

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