Baltimore: Past and Present

With Biographical Sketches of Its Representative Men

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baltimore (Md.)

Page: 562

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In Vintage Postcards

Author: Joe Russell,Kate Shelley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738502427

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 8672

From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of Baltimore, Maryland, showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.

Die Baltimore-Ohio-Eisenbahn über das Alleghany-Gebirg mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Steigungs- und Krümmungsverhältnisse untersucht von Carl Ghega auf seiner Reise in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika

mit einer Beschreibung und Berechnung über die Leistungsfähigkeit einiger nordamerikanischen Lokomotive, und einer vergleichenden Berechnung der Lokomotiv- und Pferdekraft bei verschiedenen Bahnsteigungen. Textband : mit einer Landkarte

Author: Carl von Ghega

Publisher: N.A



Page: 264

View: 7388

Ein Toter kam nach Baltimore: Krimi

Ein Roberto Tardelli Thriller #1

Author: A. F. Morland

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3739643625

Category: Fiction

Page: 93

View: 3230

Der Umfang dieses Buchs entspricht 97 Taschenbuchseiten.Roberto Tardelli ist ein Mafiajäger. Sein neuer Auftrag kann für ihn sehr gefährlich werden. Dazu muss er die Identität des Killers Sonny Salozzi annehmen, der bei seiner Rückkehr in die Staaten nach acht Jahren bei einem Verkehrsunfall ums Leben kam. Tardellis Auftrag: Sammeln von Beweisen, die den Mafiaboss Vito Brassi hinter Gitter bringen. Zuerst läuft alles nach Plan. Doch dann erhält der Mafiaboss die Nachricht über den Tod seines Auftragkillers und erkennt, dass Roberto Tardelli ein Spion der Polizei in seinen Reihen ist.Wird Tardelli die ihm drohende Gefahr rechtzeitig erkennen und den Mafiaboss doch noch zur Strecke bringen können?

Small Town Baltimore

An Album of Memories

Author: Gilbert Sandler

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801870699

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 4931

"This "album of memories" introduces the reader to the people and places - neighborhoods, restaurants, department stores, parks, hotels, night clubs, racetracks, and theaters - that once put the charm in Charm City."--BOOK JACKET.


A Not Too Serious History

Author: Letitia Stockett

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801856709

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 3037

A teacher of English and English History at the Friends School in Baltimore, Letitia Stockett was inspired to write her whimsical history of the city when a friend told her that nothing much had been done in the way of a history of Baltimore since J. Thomas Scharf's The Chronicles of Baltimore (1874). Rising to the challenge, she spent all of her spare time on the book, telling curious friends and family merely that she "had work to do." Baltimore: A Not Too Serious History was the result, a charming and anecdotal account of the city's history that is as fresh today as it was when first published in 1928. "Would you know Baltimore? Then put deliberately out of your mind the fact that the town makes more straw hats than any other city in the world. Aesthetically speaking, that is a fearsome thought. Forget, too, that Baltimore is the centre of the oyster packing industry. Worse, far worse than a straw hat is a packed oyster; Baltimoreans ought to know better. In truth they do; they export the tinned bivalve to the unsuspecting, unsophisticated Westerner. These two enterprises are worthy and profitable, but a knowledge of these facts will not help you understand this city any more truly than the study of those long lists of products once diligently conned in school gave you an inkling of Tunis, Singapore and Wilkes-Barre."—from Baltimore: A Not too Serious History

Baltimore Harbor

A Pictorial History

Author: Robert C. Keith

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879807

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 1798

This newly revised and expanded edition of Baltimore Harbor provides a lively, heavily illustrated history of a vital American port that connects the Chesapeake Bay with the rest of the world. Using photographs, historic illustrations, and stories, Robert Keith traces the harbor's fascinating history. An ideal hub for the bay's network of paddlewheel steamers, the working port grew quickly alongside the shipbuilding industry at Fells Point and Federal Hill. This growth continued as the nation's first public carrier railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, linked the wharves of the Patapsco River with the coal fields of Appalachia and the towns and farms of the Midwest. Today Baltimore harbor is better known for trendy shops than container ships. Tourists strolling the sidewalks of Harborplace are probably unaware of the port's colorful past—and its important role in contemporary maritime commerce. Keith's book connects the harbor's vibrant present with its storied, equally energetic past.

The Baltimore Waltz

Author: Paula Vogel

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822213598

Category: Drama

Page: 57

View: 9541

THE STORY: When Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher, is diagnosed with ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease, a fatal new malady with a high risk factor for elementary school teachers, she and her brother Carl take flight to Europe. Anna decides she wants to d

Baltimore in World War II

Author: William M. Armstrong

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738541891

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 348

The World War II years were a time of growth and productivity for the Baltimore area, and the city contributed significantly to the Allied war effort. Baltimore launched the first of the famed Liberty ships, the SS Patrick Henry, which was constructed at the Bethlehem-Fairfield yard. The Baltimore area also produced many advanced military aircraft such as the B-26 Marauder, built at the Glenn L. Martin plant in Middle River. At Camp Holabird, the army first tested the world-famous jeep and trained the soldiers who kept the jeeps and other army vehicles running. Coast Guard sailors trained at Fort McHenry and Curtis Bay before heading to combat or stateside duties. Baltimore sent plenty of its own men and women abroad to take the fight directly to the enemy in every theatre of war. Through wartime photographs, this volume tells the story of Baltimoreans engaged in the war effort--men and women, the young and old, lifelong residents and newcomers--from a variety of racial and religious backgrounds, all working together toward victory.

The Architecture of Baltimore

An Illustrated History

Author: Mary Ellen Hayward,Frank R. Shivers, Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801878060

Category: Architecture

Page: 397

View: 3808

The eclectic and inspiring architecture of Baltimore is captured in this study that ranges from the city's eighteenth-century Georgian buildings to its Romantic stylings, including Greek and Gothic revivals, and the influx of industrial buildings and modernist structures.

The Chronicles of Baltimore

Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town" and Baltimore City from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

Author: John Thomas Scharf

Publisher: Baltimore : Turnbull Bros.


Category: Baltimore (Md.)

Page: 756

View: 2557

Baltimore Ravens

Author: Andy Jasner

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617140037

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4489

Presents the history, accomplishments, and key personalities of the Baltimore Ravens football team.