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December 27, 2019

Rare and Amazing Photos Show Street Scenes of Maryland in the Early 20th Century

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis.

Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary, who was the wife of King Charles I.

Sixteen of Maryland's twenty-three counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, border the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and its many tributaries, which combined total more than 4,000 miles of shoreline.

Although one of the smallest states in the U.S., it features a variety of climates and topographical features that have earned it the moniker of America in Miniature. In a similar vein, Maryland's geography, culture, and history combine elements of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and South Atlantic regions of the country.

These amazing photos from Ann Longmore-Etheridge that captured street scenes of Maryland in the 1900s and 1910s.

Firefighters, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1900

Bittle Farm, Myersville, Maryland, circa 1900

Bittle Farm, Myersville, Maryland, circa 1900

Braddock Springs, Braddock Heights, Maryland, circa 1900

Dairy Truck of C. W. Martz, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1900

Main Street, Sharpsburg, Maryland, circa 1900

Myersville's Muddy Main Street Looking South. Visible are the trolley tracks and, second left, Joseph Brown's store, circa 1900

Thurmont, Maryland, 1901

West All Saints Street Looking East to Market Street, Frederick, Maryland, 1903

Carroll Creek and Old Town Mill, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1905

Dill Avenue, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1905

Old Braddock Toll Gate, Maryland, circa 1905

West Patrick Street Looking West, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1905

North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland, circa 1906

Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1906

Railroad Station, Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1908

Warf at Town Point, Maryland, circa 1908

Entrance to Frederick County, Maryland, Fairgrounds,circa 1910

Main Street, Laurel, Maryland, circa 1910

Masonic Temple and Post Office, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1910

South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland, circa 1910

Unidentified Western Maryland Town, Albumen Print, circa 1910

West Patrick Street Looking East, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1910

Advertising Painted on the Moutainside Near Hagerstown, Maryland, circa 1915

Carrol Park, Frederick, Maryland, circa 1915

Casselman Rover Bridge, Grantsville, Maryland, circa 1915

Ellerton School, Near Myersville, Maryland, circa 1915

Ice in Port Deposit Square, Port Deposit, Maryland, circa 1915

Main Street, Reisterstown, Maryland, circa 1915

Oakland Hotel, Oakland, Maryland, circa 1915

Scenery Along the Western Maryland Rail Road, circa 1915

Sligo Creek Bridge, Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1915


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