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Title: Rambles in the path of the steam-horse. An off-hand olla podrida, embracing a general historical and descriptive view of the scenery, agricultural and mineral resources, and prominent features of the travelled route from Baltimore to Harper’s Ferry, Cumberland, Wheeling, Cincinnati, and Louisville
Year: 1855 (1850s)
Authors: Bowen, Eli, b. 1824
Subjects: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. Bromwell and W. W. Smith Baltimore, S. B. Hickcox, agent
Contributing Library: West Virginia University Libraries
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r thebuilding and repair of steamboats, is now being erected on the oppositeside of the Scioto. The town contains numerous iron and other manufac-tories; and is in the vicinity of large beds of iron and coal. The present 882 KAMBLES IN THE PATH OF THE STEAM HOESE. Maysville. population is about five thousand. The Scioto river is about two hundredmiles to its source, but is not navigable with steam farther than Chilli-cothe, forty miles from Portsmouth, and thus far only with small boats.Chillicothe was laid out into a town in 1796, and subsequently becamethe capital of the State. Columbus, however, is now the seat of govern-ment. It is situated in the heart of the richest agricultural region of theState, and does an extensive trade in flour, pork-packing, &c. Presentpopulation nearly seven thousand. Columbus, the capital of the State, issituated fifty miles further up the Scioto, being ninety miles distant fromPortsmouth. It has a population of over seventeen thousand, and is con-

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Maysville. nected by railway and canal, with every section of the United States.Besides the immediate capital buildings, it contains a State LunaticHospital, an Asylum for the Blind, one for the Deaf and Dumb, and theOhio Penitentiary. Forty years ago the ground upon which this beautfulcity now stands, was a perfect wilderness, whose solitudes had not yetbeen broken by the march of civilisation. Maysville, the county seat of Massu, is one of the oldest and hand-somest cities in Kentucky. The situation, like that of Portsmouth, iselevated, commanding and picturesque ;—a range of bold and verdanthighlands, rising immediately behind it, and rendering its appearancefrom the boats passing up and down the river, extremely attractive.Thus confined to a narrow belt, between the river and the surroundinghills, the town is closely and compactly built, and gives every indicationof prosperity and industry. It is the entrepot of goods and produce im- RAMBLES m THE PATH OF THE STEAM HOESE. 883 Ci

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Title: The 1910 trip of the H.M.M.B.A. to California and the Pacific coast
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
Subjects: Hotel Men’s Mutual Benefit Association Hotels
Publisher: San Francisco, Press of Bolte & Braden company
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. Each road traversedassigned a passenger agent to accompany the party until he was succeededby the official representative of the next railway, the roads over which theXew York M. M. M. 1!. A. special traveled to Los .Angeles and San l-ran-ciseo being as follows: Xew York to ^^a<llin<ton. Central R. R. of Xew 10 THE 1010 TRIP ()F THE H. M. M. W. A. Jersey, Philadelphia «Sc Reading, and Baltimore & Ohio. Washington toXew Orleans, Southern R. R., X. & W. R. R.. A. G. S. R. R.. and O. & C.Route. Xew Orleans to San Francisco to Denver, Southern Pacific R. R.Chicago to Xew York, Lake Shore and Xew York Central. In the Crescent City Arriving at the Terminal Station in Xew Orleans, the party was metbv a committee of local hotelmcn and others, headed hv Mr. Theodore

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Tlie Original Six nt the New Yorl^ Delegation, who visited Californiawith the H. M. .M. B. A. in 18 6. Reading from left to right: Charles F.I^arzalere, Mrs. Wood, John Burke, E. M. Tiernev, Mrs. Tiernev, Mr.Wood. Grunewald. of the fine hostelry of that name, and including Russell Blakely.St. Charles Hotel, Mrs. Blakely and Miss Blakely; Justin Denechaud,Denechaud Hotel; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Denechaud and Miss Juanita Dene-chaud ; Senator Voegtle, Cosmopolitan Hotel; Zilrs. oegtle; A. V. Mon-teleone and J. D. Kennedy, Monteleone Hotel; Councilman and Mrs.OConnor, Mrs. R. Miller, Charles A. Hartwell, Hart D. Xewman, GeorgeU. Dunbar, A. A. Aschaffenberg, A. J. Gelpi, T. Tranchina, CouncilmanJohn Frawley, Councilman Thomas Cunningham and Mr. Mayer. TO CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC COAST 11 At the Filtration Plant Those who joined the ]iarty at the filtration plant were City AttorneyI. I). Moore and Miss Moore, and Superintendent Earl, of the Water andSewerai^e Board. Mr. Earl personally cond

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Title: Summer excursion routes and rates. Delaware, Lackawanna and western railroad company. 1893 ..
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Delaware, Lackawanna and western railroad company. [from old catalog] Johnson, William Henry, [from old catalog] comp
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Consider you travel by the luxurious steamers of the CLYDE LINE, The only line of Steamships between New York and Jacksonville, Fla., without change. Affording a delightful sail among the Sea Islands along the Southern Coast, calling at Charleston, S. C. Sailing from Tier 29, East River, New York, MONDA YS, WEDNESDA YS and FRIDA YS at 3 P. M. Tables are supplied with the best the Northern and Southern Markets afford. THE CLYDE SHIPS are of modern construction, and provided with every appliancefor safety, comfort and speed. M. H. Clyde, A. T. M. Theo. G. Eger, T. M. A. J. Cole, Passr Agent. W. P. CLYDE & CO., GeneraJ Agents, 5 Bowling Green, New York. 12 S. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. /vANS!QN HeaSE, WASHINGTON STREET, : MORRISTOWN, N. J.

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Situated in central part of City. The only first-class hotel in Northern New Jersey. Newly furnished throughout all the modern improvements. L. D. GUERIN, Proprietor.

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Title: Rambles in the path of the steam-horse. An off-hand olla podrida, embracing a general historical and descriptive view of the scenery, agricultural and mineral resources, and prominent features of the travelled route from Baltimore to Harper’s Ferry, Cumberland, Wheeling, Cincinnati, and Louisville
Year: 1855 (1850s)
Authors: Bowen, Eli, b. 1824
Subjects: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. Bromwell and W. W. Smith Baltimore, S. B. Hickcox, agent
Contributing Library: West Virginia University Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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n she tell you how she does things ;—but she does them,and you know by the old rule, which tells us that the proof of thepudding is in the eating thereof, that she does them well. From herJohnny cake up to her saddle of mountain venison, the same excellencepervades her every efibrt, and the cook, therefore, in the varied privilegesof her superiority, is allowed unchecked to scald the pointer dogs, rapthe youthful skulls of peering dar-kies, and even pin the dish-cloth toyoung masters coat, when he venturesinto the threshold of her province. Our old friend here is a specimen,and a good one, of the Virginia boot-black, now almost unknown in tlmore travelled portions of the StatThere he sits, as in the engravin^,,morning after morning, with a rowof shining boots,—green tops, fairtops, and rod tops—ranged before himlike soldiers upon dress parade; whilenear him a pile of the same useful articles of pedal wear, still dis-colored with yesterdaj^^s mud, await the exercise of his skill.

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Tl e I!oot-Uaok. RAMBLES IN THE PATH OF THE STEAM HORSE. 217Slaves and Slavery.—The Boot-black. Like all old negroes, who have belonged to decayed families, there is atouch of melancholy in his demeanor, and right solemnly does he dwellupon the past. But what we wish especially to mention—as marking,indeed, the whole class to which he belongs—is the wonderful facilitywith which he forms a true estimate of those with whom he may be broughtin contact. He is seldom in error, and you will try in vain to ring coun-terfeit coin upon him. The true old-fashioned gentleman—the passingaway of whoso race, none lament more than he—though thread-bare andbroken in fortune, is at once recognised by old Billy, and treated withthe most humble deference and respect; while your fresh upstart, stand-ing in his flashy dress, and swelling with the pride of new-gotten wealth,meets but cold civility at his hands, and always occasions some mutteredcontrast with the gentlemen of former days, not espe

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Acela Express #2004
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Acela Express (often called simply Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the high-speed tilting train service operating between Washington, D.C. and Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the Northeast United States. The tilting design allows the train to travel at higher speeds on the sharply curved NEC without disturbing passengers, by lowering lateral G-forces.

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A Bird’s Eye View of 1815 Baltimore


BALTIMORE (PRWEB) September 11, 2014

Step back in time to 1815 Baltimore, a lively city with all classes of society: merchants and sailors, tradesmen and women, free men and slaves, the very rich and the penniless poor. Researchers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Imaging Research Center have created an interactive 3-D representation of this dynamic point in American history. Combining historical research with cutting-edge effects technology, the Bird’s Eye Annotated Representational Image/Navigable Gigapixel Scene (BEARINGS) of Baltimore, Circa 1815 provides a detailed rendition of the burgeoning city and conveys Baltimore’s prominence as a seaport and a commercial hub for the young country. The completed installation is now on view at the In Full Glory: Maryland during the War of 1812 exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society (201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201).

Visitors to the Maryland Historical Society can enjoy BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815 simply by placing their hand over the screen. By hovering over a particular spot, they can zoom in on historically accurate city streets. Or, they can select one of the interactive “Hotspots,” that, for the very first time, allows visitors to see significant buildings as they would have appeared in 1815. These arresting visual images are supplemented with primary source material from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection.

Burt Kummerow, Maryland Historical Society President and CEO, said, “This is a perfect combination of cutting edge technology and the amazing historic resources from our library and museum. We eagerly look forward to more interpretive projects with UMBC’s Imaging Research Center.”

How’d They Do It?

Researchers at UMBC’s Imaging Research Center studied early maps of downtown Baltimore, historical newspapers, first-hand accounts, insurance policies, legal code, and topographical images to recreate in painstaking detail an image of Baltimore as it looked shortly after the bombardment of Fort McHenry.

“Researching and discovering facets of early Baltimore has, in and of itself, been fascinating, but being able to take that information to recreate an entire city from the past is truly remarkable,” says Tamara Peters, Primary Researcher and Project Lead. “This is the closest we can get to a time machine to ‘see’ how Baltimore looked 200 years ago. That’s very satisfying for the Imaging Research Center team.”

Baltimore was the third-largest city in 1815 America. As the birthplace of the speedy Baltimore Clipper ships, the city’s commercial ties to the West Indies brought great wealth to local merchants. The city’s protected harbor, a hundred miles from the Atlantic Ocean, also gave it a strategic advantage, enabling trade with inland America as well as the Chesapeake Bay and the world beyond.

Fresh from their victory at the Battle of Baltimore, Fort McHenry’s defenders were renowned by citizens for their heroism and immortalized in song by Francis Scott Key. Early Baltimore was such a dynamic and successful city that it inspired many new Americans to call it home and the British to dub it a ‘nest of pirates.’

BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815 depicts all aspects of early Baltimore: The city had a wealthy, genteel society but, as a rough port city, it was infamously called Mobtown. On the very same block where a ball would take place at the Fountain Inn, rowdy patrons tipped their glasses at Kaminsky’s Tavern and sober sensibilities attended services at the Light Street Methodist Meeting House. There were at least 30 churches, innumerable taverns and two criminal lockups: a jail and a penitentiary – which are included in the BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815 installation.

It Begins With the Land

The Research Map created by UMBC’s Center for Urban Environmental Research (CUERE)

Rolling hills and marshy wetlands characterize the coastal lowlands of Baltimore. To accurately lay out the city, researchers digitized historic topographic maps to deduce how the early landscapes of Baltimore and nearby watersheds appeared.

Next was added an accurate outline of the city in 1815. Warner & Hanna’s Plan of the City and Environs of Baltimore, and the Poppleton Plan of the City of Baltimore were scrutinized. Researchers traced every listing in the Baltimore Directory of 1815 to determine street names of the time and the exact areas of development to map out appropriate buildings.

In 1815, Baltimore was a city on the rise. It was originally settled as three separate towns, 1) Baltimore Town, which comprised an area west of the Jones Falls River and the Inner Harbor; 2) Old Town, previously known as Jonestown, east of the Jones Falls River, and 3) Fell’s Point, a boot-shaped peninsula southeast of the city. By 1815 these three areas were merged, along with Federal Hill, Gallow’s Hill, and the Eastern and Western Precincts.

One City, Many People

Baltimore had a large percentage of Catholic and German immigrants as well as the country’s largest population of free blacks. A brick-and-mortar reflection of Baltimore’s diverse population can be found in its many churches, from the German Reformed Church on Second Street to the Sharp Street African Meeting House.

Researchers created 3D models of Baltimore row houses and other buildings that made up the early Baltimore scene. No detail was overlooked: In designing the General Wayne Hotel (pictured), located on the corner of Paca and Baltimore (also known as Market) Streets, researchers consulted the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, which listed the building’s construction materials. The hotel as it appeared in early photographs was also carefully reviewed. Using a library of authentic textures, its 3D brick exterior was created. A historically accurate paint scheme was used for the shutters. Notice how the shutters were louvered on the upper floors – their purpose was for ventilation from the hot, dusty street below. On the first floor, the shutters were paneled, for privacy from passersby. A hand-painted sign, a replica of what hung outside the hotel, was the final touch.

The Building Blocks of a City

BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815 is comprised of over 2.5 billion pixels and nearly 50,000 tiles that are generated from a 3D model of the city. The model itself contains millions of individual elements, including structures like buildings and boats which are individually placed by hand, and vegetation that is randomly generated across portions of the terrain.

The clickable “Hotspots” in BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815 were chosen for their historical significance to the city. Selected sites related to the War of 1812 include the Hampstead Hill Entrenchments – these earthen fortifications were the result of a call to citizens and slaves to build trenches and protect the city from British invaders.

Other “Hotspots” include:


The Pickersgill House and adjacent Brewery – the site where the Star-Spangled Banner was sewn, in the summer of 1813.
The Hospital, which was partially built on the site of present-day Johns Hopkins Hospital. It was a reflection of the disparity between Baltimore’s rich and poor.
The Shipyards, in Eastern Fell’s Point, served as the city’s hub for building topmast schooners known as Baltimore Clippers. These speedy vessels famously circumvented the British Blockade during the War of 1812 and made Baltimore a force to be reckoned with.
Fort McHenry, as it existed in 1815. Miraculously, a direct hit to its powder magazine during the Battle of Baltimore did not result in catastrophe. After the War of 1812, engineers fortified the Fort’s magazine with a large brick cover, effectively rendering it ‘bomb proof’.
Signal House, the Federal Hill Observatory, which was the watch post for arriving ships. Worth noting is the difference in the geography of Federal Hill. In 1815, the sides of the Hill had a steeper pitch; it was more cliff-like. In the 1930’s a Works Progress Administration (WPA) program redeveloped Federal Hill into steeply sided park as we know it today.

You can also see Holliday Street, a cultural hub, featuring Peale’s Museum and the Assembly Rooms, consisting of both a ballroom and a library. The Holliday Street Theatre was the site where the “Star-Spangled Banner” was first performed officially; the rowdy tavern next door was where it was first unofficially sung (to cheers and great huzzahs, no doubt).

Nearby is one of the country’s first circuses used by Pépin and Breschard. This wooden structure featured horse acts, a riding school, and acrobatics.

BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815 also includes accurate representations of the area’s vegetation, including plants that have since become scarce and even extinct. The American Chestnut Tree, for instance, was prevalent in 1815 Maryland before being wiped out by blight between the late 1800s and the mid 1950’s.

Supplementing the outstanding digital imagery are primary source materials from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection. By clicking on the “Hotspot” of the Indian Queen Hotel, the site where Francis Scott Key likely penned the “Star-Spangled Banner” after the Battle of Baltimore, you can see actual handwritten receipts of a tavern bill in 1813.

Technical Considerations

BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815 is so large that it could not be displayed by a regular computer; in fact, if you wanted to view the whole image at once without shrinking it, you would need about 1,200 HDTVs.

The installation includes two screens: 46″ HD touch screen and a 75″ HD screen for projection. The super-fine quality resolution is HD (1920×1080). Its infrared technologies allow you to move to a point on the image without actually touching the screen.

BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815 serves as the gateway to the Maryland Historical Society’s exhibit In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812 and will be on view indefinitely.

The Maryland Historical Society wishes to thank Project Director Dan Bailey, Researcher and Artist Tamara Peters, Technical Director Ryan Zuber, CUERE Environmental Data manager Joshua Cole and the students at the Imaging Research Center for their outstanding work. The Maryland Historical Society also thanks the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation for their funding support.

About The Maryland Historical Society

Founded in 1844, The Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library occupies an entire city block in the Mount Vernon district of Baltimore. The society’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland’s diverse cultural heritage.” The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled “Maryland Historical Magazine” and a semi-annual MdHS Newsletter. Visit http://www.mdhs.org.

For more details, contact Marketing Director Laura Rodini at lrodini(at)mdhs(dot)org or by phone: 410-685-3750 ext. 322.







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