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Baltimore City Buildings Photograph Collection, 1926-1927, PP236
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Western High School. Baltimore City Buildings Collection, ca 1926-1927, PP236.1431A, MdHS.
BALTIMORE CITY BUILDINGS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 1926-1927, PP236
Title- Baltimore City Buildings Photograph Collection
Creator- Baltimore Commission of Efficiency and Economy
Call Number- PP236
Inclusive Dates- 1926-1927
Extent- Approx. 2900 3”x5” prints and negatives of city owned buildings. 4 boxes of negatives (A), 1 box of copy prints (B) , 5 binders of original prints (C).
Abstract- This photographic survey of Baltimore’s city buildings from 1926-1927 includes views of City Hall, fire and police stations, municipal markets, Enoch Pratt Free Library branches, monuments, parks, public squares, city waterworks and more.
Collection Origin: Acc#1970.5.1; Collection was acquired in 1970 by the Peale Museum. In 1997 the Baltimore City Life Museums/Peale Museum closed due to lack of funding. Their collections were transferred to the Maryland Historical Society in 1998.
Processing Note- Processed by Bryson Dudley, 2011-2012 with help from Jennifer Ferretti. Finding aid completed by Bryson Dudley and Eben Dennis in 2013.
Arrangement- The prints and negatives are maintained separately and are arranged according to subjects below.
Scope and Content- Approx. 2900 3"x5" prints and negatives (1300 prints/1600 negatives) of City-owned property taken for the Commission on Efficiency and Economy, a body appointed by Mayor Howard W. Jackson in 1923, as part of its inventory and valuation of all City assets. The survey includes views of City Hall, fire and police stations, municipal markets, Enoch Pratt Free Library branches, monuments, parks, playgrounds, public squares, water works, and other miscellaneous structures. The views are mostly of exteriors, and are of fair to poor quality. The prints and negatives are stored separately and are arranged according to the subject headings below. The boxes listed refer to the negatives, while the copy prints and prints mounted in binders are stored separately.
Subjects- (click on heading to see detailed list)