Category Archives: 1880s

A Whale of a Tale: the Mysterious Case of the Tolchester Whale

(Maryland Historical Society, 3/21/2013) It’s hard to work at the Maryland Historical Society and not be familiar with the R.H. Eichner & Company color lithograph entitled “Go See the Whale at Tolchester, 1889.” An original of this iconic print lives … Continue reading

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Dr. Mettaur’s Headache Pills, 1880s

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Oyster Burns Baseball Card, Baltimore Orioles,1887

Wikipedia excerpt: “…He continued his career with the Orioles in 1885, batting .231 with five home runs and 37 RBI, and pitching to a 7–4 win–loss record. His offensive struggles led him to be demoted to the Newark Domestics for … Continue reading

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