A Visit to the Drugstore, 1786

Halloween’s passed us by, but here’s a tale of horror from the late eighteenth century: a visit to the drugstore. This advertisement appeared in The Maryland Journal on August 11, 1786. Particularly note the “Calomel, and all other well-prepared Mercuries” … Continue reading

A Drawing of The Baltimore Fire

If you go to downtown Baltimore today, you’ll notice a few things. The Roush Company’s Harborplace “festival marketplaces” still limp along at the waterfront, but their integral role in pulling Baltimore through the 1980s is respected. There are several business … Continue reading

Baltimore Daguerrotype – The Marsh Market Fountain

The Maryland Historical Society Collections Online holds this full plate daguerrotype in their collection – it’s huge at 6.5 by 8.5 inches. It captures the Marsh Market Fountain and Baltimore Street, a street more known in the modern era for … Continue reading