Baltimore: When She Was What She Used to Be takes an affectionate look back at the city during an earlier era. More than 250 handsome vintage photographs and a selection of period newspaper and magazine stories recapture a bygone time with warmth and fidelity. Using never-before-published photographs reproduced with care and craftsmanship, Mame and Marion Warren capture the essence of American city life from the Civil War to the Great Depression: its joys and sorrows, the growth of industry and institutions, how a city worked and how it took its leisure, tranquil parks and bustling wharfs, change and continuity. This is a book to reward the attention of anyone interested in Baltimore itself or in the use of photographs to weave a story--and cast a spell--replete with history, nostalgia, and humor.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Series:||Maryland Paperback Bookshelf Series|
|Product dimensions:||10.42(w) x 8.77(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
Marion E. Warren 's photographic work has been featured in one-man shows regionally and nationally and has appeared in such publications as Time, Life, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated. Before joining the staff of Washington and Lee University, Mame Warren served for ten years as curator of photographs at the Maryland State Archives.