Category Archives: 1910s

The Importance of Being “Gently Stewed” – Mencken, Governor Ritchie, and Prohibition

The Importance of Being “Gently Stewed”: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers on Mencken, Governor Ritchie, and Prohibition By Sara Witman, 3/14/2011 Research Librarian Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander At the start of her lecture to a packed room at the Baltimore … Continue reading

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Faultless Night Shirts Ad, 1911, Baltimore, MD

Faultless Night Shirts and Pajamas Ad, 1911, E. Rosenfeld & Co. Nightwear, Baltimore MD.

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All Aboard For Back River!

“Be a roughneck for once and ride down to Back River,” he suggested. “There’ll be rough stuff there if you want it, but you’ll he safe enough if you’re good.” (The Baltimore Sun, 7/23/1911) Click for large image ”HEY, wait … Continue reading

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Baltimore Crowd watching Harry Houdini, 1916

(Md. Historical Society Photographs, 8/2/2012) Crowd watching Harry Houdini Charles Street, Baltimore April 26, 1916 Unidentified photographer 8 x 10 inch glass negative Baltimore City Life Museum Collection Maryland Historical Society 1985.26.21 Over 500,000 people gathered in front of the … Continue reading

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