Images from the Hughes Company between the World Wars
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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.