Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Introduction & Background

Our Project
In the spring of 2011, student groups from the UMBC History Department partnered with the Albin O. Kuhn Library's Special Collections Department. Our group chose to create an online exhibit of images from the Hughes Company Glass Negative collection. Using the 1918 annexation as a significant catalyst for expansion and development in Baltimore City during the interwar period (1918-1939), our group selected and contextualized photographs from the Hughes Collection along six major themes: transit, residential development, city schools, water systems, industry, and municipal parks.