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.
This post was updated on Nov. 9 to include the 2016 general election front page: Trump Wins.
As Americans head to the polls to elect the nation’s 45th president, take a look back at how The Sun covered past presidential elections on the front page. We’ve searched the archives for the front pages following each presidential election dating back to 1900, and selected a few additional covers from elections that weren’t officially decided by the next day’s newspaper — including 2004 and, of course, 2000.
Sun research librarian Paul McCardell writes about photographer and foreign war correspondent Holbrook Bradley, who was embedded with the 29th Infantry Division during World War II. Bradley followed the 29th Division from its training days and across Europe until Germany’s surrender. Here’s a look at some of Bradley’s photographs from 1943-1945.
The Baltimore Sun hosted its seventh annual Mobbies awards on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Creative Alliance in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Sun has a rich history of photojournalism, employing a long line of award-winning photographers. One of the most notable photographers through the years has been A. Aubrey Bodine. A man known for his prickly personality, Bodine’s traits were only outdone by his beautiful photography.
From 1927-1970, Bodine’s pictorialist style earned him numerous awards and a worldwide reputation. In 1965, he had a show in Moscow that was the first exchange of one-man photography exhibits between the U.S. and Russia. In a 1949 contest by the magazine “Popular Photography,” Bodine’s picture of a Choptank oyster dredger was selected as first prize for best black and white photography, beating out more than 51,000 entries. He received a $5,000 savings bond for the award.
He was notoriously exacting, drawing on everything from seasonal light patterns to tidal charts to choose the right moments to shoot. He was fanatical, driving 30,000 miles a year in his car and dropping everything if he saw a good scene.
Bodine passed away on Oct. 28, 1970 after suffering a stroke in his darkroom.
We’re trying something a little different on The Baltimore Sun Facebook page. We accepted readers’ photo submissions all of last week, and we’ve picked out the top 5. This week, we’re asking readers to vote from among those for the photo that will become our cover for one month.
The top five selections were made by consensus among several newsroom staff based on content, composition, quality of light and ability to fit within the Facebook cover framework (851px by 315px).
But since we had many more great submissions than just The Chosen Five, we wanted to give all a moment in the spotlight. And here they are…
Baltimore’s young upstart bloggers, veteran tweeters and others came out in style to the Mobbies 2014 celebration at Creative Alliance.
All photos taken by Steve Ruark.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles in the postseason. On Sunday, photojournalists Lloyd Fox and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Orioles as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in game three of the ALDS in Detroit. The Orioles advance to the American League Championship Series which will begin on Friday in Baltimore against the Kansas City Royals.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalist Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Ravens’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts, 20-13.