Category Archives: Decades

Back River Amusement Parks Hotbed of Prostitution and Venereal Diseases, 1920s

Report of the United States Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board for The Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1922 Baltimore, Md. — “Back River” has been a by-word in Maryland for 20 years. Navy medical officers and the surgeons at Camp Holabird, … Continue reading

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Dark Shadow’s David Selby Haunts 1969 Baltimore Parade

On Sept. 14, 1969, David Selby was grand marshal of the “I Am An American Day Parade” in Baltimore, Maryland. It was a huge event: Crowd numbers were estimated to have topped 200,000 for the Sunday parade. “Thousands of teen-age … Continue reading

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National Brewing Company’s “James Bond’s 007 Special Blend” (1968)

“A subtle blend of premium beer and malt liquor.” Bond Lifestyle: “The James Bond’s 007 Special Blend cans featured attractive women posing in front of famous London backdrops. The brand was pulled when National Brewing learned that it might have … Continue reading

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Why have Baltimoreans been hoarding this rye whiskey?

(By Andrew Zaleski, Washington Post, 1/25/2018) Baltimore writer Van Smith has stashed away nearly three cases of Pikesville Supreme. (André Chung/For The Washington Post) In the summer of 2016, Naomi Karzai, the bar manager of Pen & Quill — a … Continue reading

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