Today marks one of the most memorable Election Days in Maryland history, and to celebrate, we’re looking at photos from election days of yore in Baltimore. Most of the photos pictures are from the 1950s, a highly segregated time in the city’s history — and an era when The Sun’s coverage focused on white citizens.
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.
I admit I didn’t know what I was getting into last May when I started working on a historical documentary of Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. It started as a view from the cupola — the small dome atop the school — then it became a look at the architecture. Finally, it was decided that it should cover the full scope of the history of the Catholic all-girls school.
From there, several interviews were conducted, footage was shot, the school’s archivist was consulted, photos were repurposed and editing commenced. Read on below for some of the specifics of how the documentary was produced.
In his pale gray waistcoat, charcoal corduroys, and crisp white dress shirt buttoned to the neck, a burgundy ribbon tied around the collar, Amadeus Guchhait looks like he’s from another era.
So does his art.
Guchhait, a junior at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and an Ellicott City native, has spent the semester creating a collection of clothing that unites disparate time periods and cultures as a commentary on western notions of identity and cultural appropriation. Read more here
Fifty years ago, the U.S. and the Soviet Union headed toward the brink of a nuclear nightmare over Russian missiles being placed in Cuba that faced north toward the United States.
The Darkroom interviews the creators of the Copycat Project, Rob Brulinski and Alex Wein. The duo produced a historical and pictorial documentation of the landmark Copy Cat building in a 140-page, 12-inch x 12-inch hardcover book, which features portraits of 130 residents and the avant-garde culture of creativity defining the space.