Patapsco River Valley Photograph Collection, 1946-1950, PP227

Finding Aid to the Patapsco River Valley Photograph Collection, 1946-1950, PP227

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary 

Title

Patapsco River Valley Photograph Collection

Creator

Pfeiffer, Karl E.  

Call number

PP227

Inclusive dates

1946-1951                    

Bulk dates

1950

Extent

1 box, over 100 negatives and prints, 1 oversize

Abstract

Contains over 60 images of different views of the Patapsco River Valley across the state of Maryland.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page.

Provenance

Unknown

Accession number

Unknown

Processing note

Finding aid created by Lara Westwood, June, 2014

 

Biographical Note

Karl E. Pfeiffer served as director of the Department of Forests and Parks during the 1930’s. He began his career with the government agency in 1913 as a summer assistant. He was hired as a full-time employee of the newly formed department in 1915 and rose through the ranks. His biggest accomplishment was creating the Patapsco State Park and even earned the nickname, “Mr. Patapsco,” for his efforts to expand the park. He retired from service after 46 years in 1959.

Pfeiffer was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended school in Leipzig, Germany, and later graduated Lawrenceville Preparatory School in 1908. For his undergraduate and graduate studies, he went to Cornell University. In 1915, Pfeiffer married Annie Bullivant. He died on December 27, 1977.

Scope and Content

The Patapsco River Valley Photograph Collection contains over 60 images of different views of the river across the state of Maryland. Many of the photographs are views of the Patapsco from roads and bridges in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Carroll Counties. Also included in the collection are photographs of a Maryland State Department of Forests and Parks mensuration trip to Jackson’s Mill in West Virginia.

The collection is comprised of 3 ½” x 4 ½” negatives and prints. Prints are included of most of the negatives. The original order of the collection appears to have been kept. One 5” x 7” photograph is in the collection and is stored in Medium Photographs.

Container List

Contents

Dates

Image ID #

Box

Mensuration field trip to Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia

December, 1946

PP227.01-.05

1

4H Camp, Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia

December, 1946

PP227.06-.08

1

Nature scenes, Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia

December, 1946

PP2271.09-.13

1

Old Howe House below Sykesville, Howard County

July, 1950

PP227.14

1

Unidentified

1950

PP227.15

1

Looking downstream from Edmonson Ave. bridge, Howard County, Dickey Dam in foreground

July, 1950

PP227.16

1

Patapsco River looking north from Arundel Bridge at inlet to pond by Wade’s, Anne Arundel County

May, 1950

PP227.17

1

South Branch below Skyesville, Patapsco Valley, Howard County

July, 1950

PP227.18

1

Looking down Patapsco Valley from Wades on Hammonds Ferry Road, Arundel Sand and Gravel Excavations, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.19

1

Patapsco, looking north from bank at Pomphrey, Anne Arundel County

May-July, 1950

PP227.20

1

Looking upstream from bridge over river on 301 looking to Baltimore County

May-July, 1950

PP227.21

1

Fishing on spit between Patapsco and gravel excavation, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.22

1

View of North Branch, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.23

1

Spit between Patapsco and Arundel excavations, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.24

1

Stoney Run from new highway, Anne Arundel County

June, 1950

PP227.25

1

Excavated ponds on Baltimore County side

June, 1950

PP227.26

1

View downstream from bend below Marriottsville, Carroll County

June, 1950

PP227.27

1

Falls of Patapsco below Marriottsville, Carroll County

June, 1950

PP227.28

1

View of North Branch above Marriottsville, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.29

1

Upstream from below dam site, North Branch, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.30

1

Upstream from bend in river below Marriottsville, Carroll County

June, 1950

PP227.31

1

Unidentified

May-July, 1950

PP227. 32-.33

1

Pond between Arundel Works and Route 301

May, 1950

PP227.34

1

Drag line operation Arundel to north of Raynor Heights

May, 1950

PP227.35

1

Patapsco River looking north from Route 301, Baltimore County

May, 1950

PP227.36

1

Unidentified

May, 1950

PP227.37

1

Looking south from old B and A Bridge, North Linthicum

May, 1950

PP227.38

1

Patapsco Valley from Brooklyn Park toward Hanover Bridge

June, 1950

PP227.39

1

Downstream from Strawberry Hill at Gray’s Tipple, Howard County.

June, 1950

PP227.40

1

From new dual highway toward River east of town, Anne Arundel County

June, 1950

PP227.41

1

U. S. 301 from Brooklyn Park, Patapsco Valley, Anne Arundel County

June, 1950

PP227.42

1

Path along Patapsco below Marriottsville, Carroll County

June, 1950

PP227.43

1

Howard County from above Daniels, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.44

1

Unidentified

May-July, 1950

PP227.45

1

Day property Order and Patapsco State Park

July, 1950

PP227.46

1

Unidentified

May-June, 1950

PP227.47-.48

1

Old gravel pit, Baltimore County above Raynor Heights

May, 1950

PP227.49

1

Looking north from 301, new Washington Expressway in distance, Baltimore County

May, 1950

PP227.50

1

South toward mud flats below Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County

May, 1950

PP227.51-.52

1

Walnut Bottom below Marriottsville, Carroll County

June, 1950

PP227.53

1

Field above Daniels, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.54

1

Sylvan Del swimming club near Granite, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.55

1

Old swimming hole, Deep Run from Anne Arundel side

June, 1950

PP227.56

1

Under transition line by Wades, Baltimore County

June, 1950

PP227.57

1

Patapsco Valley from bridge on 301 looking toward Arundel Works

May, 1951

PP227.58

1

Old swimming hole on Deep Run

June, 1950

PP227.59

1

Downstream from Edmonson Ave. bridge, Dicky Dam in foreground, Howard County

July, 1950

PP227.60

1

Stone house above Marriottsville, Carroll County

July, 1950

PP227.61

1

Swimming hole and bridge, Marriottsville, Carroll County

July, 1950

PP227.62

1

Branch on property of old Howe house below Sykesville, Howard County side

July, 1950

PP227.63

1

View from old Howe House

July, 1950

PP227.64

1

Unidentified

May-July, 1950

PP227.65

1

Dickey’s Woods

June, 1950

PP227.66

1

Jeep

May-July, 1950

PP227.67

1

Wye Oak?

No date

PP227.68*

 

 

*5” x 7” photograph in Medium Photographs