Baltimore City Paper Names Online Collection of Photographs at MD Historical Society One of the Best in 2011

From The City Paper (Baltimore)

The Maryland Historical Society’s photography collection includes more than a million items, ranging from daguerreotypes to postcards, going back to 1850. And with that vast archive at her fingertips, Jennifer Ferretti, digitization coordinator at the MdHS, has created a captivating Tumblr site. The site is updated nearly every weekday with one labeled photograph and, sometimes, commentary. The images run the gamut, from an early 1900s photo of a local oyster-shucking operation to a charming 1960 photo of Eubie Blake’s hands with an attached handwritten note that reads: “These are my hands, I hope they’ve played the music, both semi classic and ragtime you enjoyed.” Ferretti’s choices are often seasonal—Ocean City pics in the summer, a 1915 shot of a flag-festooned Hutzler Bros. department store on Black Friday—and always fascinating. (Andrea Appleton)

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