1907 Homecoming Week

In 1907, Governor Edwin Warfield decided that Maryland should have a Homecoming Week. “In launching this project he said … that he believed that the city and State both were ripe for an occasion of this character,” according to the Baltimore Sun. “He recited the fact that there were thousands of persons scattered throughout the... Continue Reading →

Postcard: Mountain Lake Park

In 1905, Mr. T. Emlyn Moore of Grampian, Pennsylvania, received a postcard outlining the enjoyable time that was had in Mountain Lake Park, a town found in Garrett County just a few miles away from Oakland. The postcard, featuring a photo of the Hotel Chautauqua, read: “First day, five o’clock just got home from meeting.... Continue Reading →

Postcard: Harrington Apartments

When I was little, we went to Ocean City for a week’s vacation every August. We’d set off super early in the morning, before it was light out, with plenty of stops along the way to check out ponds that my dad had planned on fishing at during the week. Sometimes my aunt and uncle... Continue Reading →

Postcard: Hotel Belvedere

Now and then I’ll be sharing another way of getting a glimpse of the Maryland that came before us — through postcards. Of course, I’m late to the game; there’s nothing new about collecting postcards. But just as I love finding interesting vignettes to share from yesteryear, I also have been enjoying finding unique messages... Continue Reading →

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