Maryland on Film
The MdHS library has compiled approximately two hours of footage from eight films from our collections to be screened as part of Free Fall Baltimore on Saturday, October 13.
Screenings will begin at the top of each hour from 10-4pm. The silent films in this presentation will be accompanied by pre-recorded music from Wye Oak, Matmos, Dan Deacon, Lower Dens, Celebration, and Among Wolves.
The films were preserved through funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) over the years. They represent historic events (the first international flight out of Baltimore), candid footage (a family movie filmed at the Druid Hill Park Zoo), the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore business (Hutzler’s), general culture, etc. from Maryland, between the years of 1927 and 1957. An important component of the NFPF grant for the most recently films funded, the Siebert Family Home Movies, involves a free public screening.
Segments of the following films will be shown:
“Behind the Scenes at Hutzler’s” (1938)
“Pan American Balt-Bermuda” (1937)
“Bayshore Round-Up” (1928)
“The Picturesque Susquehanna” (1928)
“Druid Hill Park Zoo” (1927)
“Raising the Big Flag, VE Day” (1945)
“Baltimore: A Modern City of Charm and Distinction” (1939)
“Play Ball with the Orioles” (1957)