Category Archives: 1930s

True Detective Stories from the Annals of the Maryland Police

28 Articles by Alexander Gifford in the “Baltimore News-Post” and “Baltimore American” from April 13-June 3, 1936 In the spring of 1936, legendary reporter-broadcaster Alexander Gifford selected 28 of the most sensational turn-of-the-century crime stories culled from Baltimore and Maryland … Continue reading

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Baltimore Fireworks ad, 1936

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Great Baltimore Firecracker Accidents of 1936

“Innocent Bystanders” Tell Of Firecracker Accidents Woman Who Usually Stays In House On Fourth Goes Out And Gets Injured — Tin Can And Bottle “Bombs” Cause Casualties  (The Baltimore Sun, 6/6/1936) Injuries from firecrackers were suffered by persons who were … Continue reading

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