On Feb. 16, 1955, a fire ravaged the Tru-Fit Clothing Company at 507-509 E. Baltimore St. Joseph Hanley Jr., Rudolph Machovec, Francis O’Brien, Richard Melzer, William Barnes and Anthony Reinsfelder died in the fire. On the 60th anniversary of the fire, Baltimore Sun reporter Joe Burris wrote about the impact the disaster has had on the families through the years. Take a look through Sun archived images from the fire and its aftermath.
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Ladies’ Slalom, “Blocao” dog carnival parade, Valentines Day in Britain and France, Cardinals at The Vatican
The day in photos from around the world.
Just miles below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a photographer’s playground. My husband, Anthony, and I got to experience the natural wonders of this Nordic island nation recently. We started our trek renting a SUV and driving to the Westfjords, a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland known for it’s dramatic landscapes. The ocean abuts tall mountain ranges that block the low winter sun, casting drastic shadows across the landscape.
People gather at St. Mark’s square in Venice, Italy for the 2015 Venice Carnival.
Yaima Gonzalez Matos, 33, lost her job three years ago. So she joined the ranks of Cuba’s small class of entrepreneurs and became a wholesaler in the island’s new private flower business to support herself and her son, now 11.
On a good day, she earns about $28 after expenses, a little more than the average salary in Cuba.
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who was born and raised in the Baltimore area, recently completed a stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From May to November 2014, he literally had a window on the world as the space station circled in low orbit around Earth.
Now Wiseman is back visiting several locations in the region, including the Maryland Science Center, where he is displaying some of his amazing videos and pictures that he took during his stay on board the ISS.
Composition and balance, and his passion for Baltimore City, makes art director and yogi Justin Timothy Temple’s Instagram feed stand out.