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Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State Collection

MSA SC 5408
Mediumphotographs, printer's proof prints, photocopies, paper
Storage33/01/04/65, 33/01/04/66
A collection pertaining to the publication of Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State Collection, Second edition, by Edward C. Papenfuse, Earl Arnett, and Robert J. Brugger (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 1999), containing a selection of photographs, proof prints, and photocopies of images from the Maryland State Archives photographic collection, primarily MSA SC 908, The Maryland Writer's Project Collection.

Supplementing the more than 120 archival photographs are contemporary ones by photographer Edwin Remsberg which show the immensity of changes the state has undergone. Some photos literally look down the same street or road fifty or sixty years later, revealing dramatic urban development or subtle shifts in mood.

Background notes to the guide:
First published as a project of the Works Progress Administration in 1940 and last revised for the 1976 bicentennial, Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State has been reorganized, rewritten, and completely updated. Personally traveling nearly all of the 5,000 miles covered, the authors combine first-hand experience with the latest scholarly research. The result is a unique new guidebook that tells the stories of Maryland's familiar people and places and of those often overlooked. Travelers can follow Piscataway Indian trails as well as John Wilkes Booth's escape route; visit the homes of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman as well as the mansions in Annapolis and Hampton; explore the sites of the Crisfield oyster boom and Georges Creek coal rush as well as those of John Brown's raid and the Battle of Antietam. The updated Guide also provides information on the many museums and visitor attractions in Baltimore, Frederick, and other Maryland cities.

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