Category Archives: 1900s

H. L. Mencken rips Gum-shoe Steiner & sour old maids at Pratt Library

The following excerpt was published in yesterday’s Baltimore Sun (“Sage Words” by Mary Carole McCauley, September 21, 2014). It’s taken from H.L. Mencken, “The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition,” edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers (Copyright 2014 by The Library of America, … Continue reading

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Henry James wrote lavishly of Baltimore

By Jacques Kelly (The Baltimore Sun, 6/13/1995) Henry James was one of the most respected writers of his day, but there was no fanfare when he stepped off a train at Baltimore’s old Union Station 90 years ago. In the … Continue reading

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The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904

Baltimore’s Great Fire Created As Well As Destroyed Tour on Great Fire’s anniversary draws crowd By Jay Hancock (The Baltimore Sun, 2/6/2011) One hundred seven years after Harry met Martha at the edge of hell, two people who resulted from … Continue reading

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