Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Baltimore Diversity

Accession Number P75-54-0905ag, Hughes Company Glass Negatives Collection

Courtesy of the Photography Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore experienced a flow of immigrants to the city yet their experience was not as severe as for example New York. In New York, masses of immigrants from Europe moved into the city causing major overcrowding. The new immigrants were forced to live in deplorable conditions in tenement housing. There were neighborhoods in Baltimore in poor condition, but they did not experience the overcrowding of New York. Many immigrants such as the Polish, Irish, and Germans rented and bought homes in places such as Fells Point and Jones Falls.

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