More than 50 years ago in 1960, snow fell across Baltimore for the first snow day of the year, one that struck early in the season on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The snowfall left about a foot of snow in western Maryland as well as 14 inches at Baltimore and Greenbelt.
The annual “Miracle on 34th Street” display draws thousands of visitors to Hampden to see the spectacular holiday lights of the 700 block of W. 34th Street. Look through images taken by Baltimore Sun photographer Kenneth K. Lam, who this year documented residents setting up their decorations ahead of the grand lighting on Nov. 30.
Many Americans today will toast the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcohol that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities and otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals.
The 178-foot high Washington Monument located in Mount Vernon Square is set to undergo a $5 million dollar renovation headed by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. The original construction of the monument was started in 1815 and completed in 1829, when the statue of Washington was placed on top.
One year after being re-elected president, President Obama’s month of November was filled with flack about the Healthcare.gov website, remembering the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Veteran’s Day, attending a University of Maryland basketball game, pardoning a turkey and doing some Black Friday shopping. Here’s a selection of photos highlighting the activities of U.S. President Obama in the month of November.
Black Friday is drawing shoppers this year as always, but it’s a far more sedate scene locally and nationally with the continuing rise of Thanksgiving sales. Here’s a look at some of the lines around the country.
Story and pictures by Kaitlin Newman, a Baltimore Sun photo intern.
The morning is chilly, but not too cold. Dale Crites, 42, opens the front gate to his house, an average-sized suburban home at an undisclosed location, and gives an animated wave, gesturing me to come in. Dale is no stranger to animated waves. His trademark gesture, as he struts up and down Ritchie Highway, has turned him into somewhat of a local celebrity.
Baltimore had its own Thanksgiving Day parade sponsored by local department store Hochschild, Kohn & Co.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Lloyd Fox, Christopher T. Assaf, and Algerina Perna photographed the Ravens as they beat the New York Jets 19-3 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.