This photo essay was initially published in September 1949: “The fences on farms in the United States cost more than the farm buildings, it was stated a mere 20 years ago. A critic termed many of them useless and unsightly as well as expensive. Over the Maryland countryside, however, are to be found fences of many types that are not only utilitarian, but sightly to the point of picturesqueness. Some of the types are traditional in their parts of the state, though all hold nostalgic places in the hearts of many Marylanders. The photographs presented here picture characteristic or outstanding examples of some of them.”
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