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Beatles in Baltimore Photos: A Magical Mystery Tour

By Carl Schoettler (Baltimore Sun, September 13, 2004) Beatlemania was sweeping America on Sept. 13, 1964, when photographer Morton Tadder strode into the Baltimore Civic Center, climbed onto his little magnesium ladder in the middle of the sea of screaming … Continue reading

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The Death and Burial of Edgar Allan Poe

(Maryland Historical Society, 10/22/2015) The mysterious death of writer Edgar Allan Poe still haunts and fascinates his fans and biographers. The facts of his untimely passing in 1849 have been obscured and confused since he was found barely conscious in … Continue reading

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Lost City: The Regent Theater

(Maryland Historical Society, 3/21/2013) The theaters, night clubs, and restaurants that once made Pennsylvania Avenue Baltimore’s center for African-American entertainment are today a receding memory. In the segregated Baltimore of the early to mid twentieth century, the Avenue was where … Continue reading

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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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