Md. Historical Society Photographs

Starting in circa 1850, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) photographic collection contains well over one million items including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes-de-visite, albumen prints, salted paper prints, acetate negatives, and more. Photographs are part of MdHS's Special Collections Department, H. Furlong Baldwin Library.

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Howard Street shoppersHoward and Lexington Street, Baltimore, MarylandNovember 25-26, 1966Weyman D. SwaggerSubject Vertical File (Baltimore Streets-Howard St.)Maryland Historical Society[SVF]
Noticed this great photograph of a crowd and Read’s Drugstore. The clipping on the back indicates this was probably shot for an article on what is now known as Black Friday, a term developed around 1966 (in Philadelphia?) but spread around 1975. 
Clipping on back: Shopper Jam—As usual, the day following Thanksgiving, with its lure of sales and getting a head start on Christmas gift buying, brought thousands of shoppers, like these crossing at Howard and Lexington streets, to downtown shops and department stores.  

Howard Street shoppers
Howard and Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland
November 25-26, 1966
Weyman D. Swagger
Subject Vertical File (Baltimore Streets-Howard St.)
Maryland Historical Society
[SVF]

Noticed this great photograph of a crowd and Read’s Drugstore. The clipping on the back indicates this was probably shot for an article on what is now known as Black Friday, a term developed around 1966 (in Philadelphia?) but spread around 1975. 

Clipping on back: Shopper Jam—As usual, the day following Thanksgiving, with its lure of sales and getting a head start on Christmas gift buying, brought thousands of shoppers, like these crossing at Howard and Lexington streets, to downtown shops and department stores.  

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    love a good flush of people in the streets and a general disregard of pedestrian zones
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