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

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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

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