Lewis Hine’s photographs of child labor in 32 states documented the horrors of working conditions in the early 1900s. Here, a look at some of the shots he took in Maryland.
From the Vault
In today’s Baltimore Sun, reporter Mary McCauley commemorates the beginning of World War I with a look at Maryland institutions born from that conflict. Here, a closer look at the Edgewood Arsenal, now a part of Aberdeen Proving Ground, where the U.S. has manufactured and tested chemical weapons since 1918.
Nearly 100 years have passed since America’s entry into World War I. On April 6, 1917, the United States Congress declared war on Germany at the behest of President Woodrow Wilson. The Baltimore Sun, then published separately in the morning and evening as The Sun and The Evening Sun, covered America’s efforts in WWI on its front pages until the war’s conclusion in November of 1918.
A look back at the Ringling Bros. circus, which first came to Baltimore in 1898.
The Admiral Fell Inn in Fells Point is haunted. But not like, The Shining haunted, insists the hotel’s general manager Mario Corrado Jr.
Santa Claus has graced the pages of the Baltimore Sun many times over the years. Looking at the photos as a whole, there are a couple of constants we can draw about the jolly elf.
• Santa likes to make an entrance – sometimes by motorcycle, helicopter, boat or train.
• Even Santa has the occasional bad beard day.
• Not every child is keen to sit on Santa’s lap – those that don’t, really don’t.
Eighty years ago, the King of England gave up his crown for a girl from Biddle Street.
In the 1950s and 60s, thousands of Lumbee American Indians moved to Baltimore from Lumberton, N.C., for jobs in factories and the like. But The Sun Magazine also covered a group that chose a more rural destination: St. Mary’s County. Legendary Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine documented two Lumbee families that had been share croppers back in North Carolina but were able to purchase land in Maryland.