Category Archives: 1900s

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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Bauernschmidt Manor – ‘B’ is for Beer in Baltimore

‘B’ is for Beer in Baltimore Brewers can trace history back to Essex, Middle River area. By Keith Roberts (Essex Patch, 4/11/2011) “…The Bauernschmidt families were very famous brewers of beer here in Baltimore. A tradition they brought with them … Continue reading

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Marie and Albert Kawalski, 615 S. Bond St., Baltimore, MD (1905)

Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine (Library of Congress, 7/1909) Marie and Albert Kawalski. 615 S. Bond St., Baltimore, Md. Albert is 10 and Marie 11 years old. They worked, with mother, last winter, shucking oysters for Varn & Beard Packing … Continue reading

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