This week the New York Public Library began offering high-resolution downloads of the more than 187,000 items from its Digital Collections that are in the public domain. They include thousands of stereographs donated by collector Robert N. Dennis, including a few hundred taken in Maryland, a sampling of which can be seen in the slideshow below.
As the regular season comes to a close, here’s the best in high school photos from Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers in week 7.
The best photos from Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers in week 6 of the fall 2015 high school sports season.
ANNAPOLIS, April 4, 1968 – Governor Agnew closed Bowie State College tonight “until I find that conditions there have returned to normal.”
The Governor acted two hours after State Police, on his orders, arrested 227 of the students and a civil rights leader who has refused to leave the State House by the 5:00 p.m. closing time.
The peaceful arrests of more than one third of the full-time student body of the predominately African-American college came after the students demanding to see the Governor and discuss their complaints about decrepit dormitories and underpaid faculty, sat down in the State House lobby, opened textbooks and conducted a 3 1/2 hour “study-in.”
The best photos from Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers in week 2 of the fall high school sports season.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers got around to most of the Independence Day fireworks displays this weekend. Take a look through to see images from displays around the region, with helpful information about the equipment and settings used to take each shot.
The 19th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge kicked off today as “super plungers” took to the waters at Sandy Point State Park at 10am. Super plungers hit the icy waters 24 times in a 24 hour period. The charity event benefits Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities and has become a winter time tradition.
More than 1,200 men and women reported to the United States Naval Academy as the Class of 2018 started their summer of indoctrination. The incoming plebes (freshman) go through the induction process where they have their hair trimmed, uniforms issued, medical exams and begin to learn the basics of being in the Navy. The last step is when the young men and women take part in the Oath of Office ceremony at the end of the day.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused havoc along the East Coast. The hurricane’s winds topped out at 165 miles per hour and clocked at 105 as the storm reached shore at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The storm was the worst in 2003 in terms of its costly damage.