Group portrait, [in front of] City Hall
Ancient & Honorable Mechanical Company of Baltimore Collection, ca. 1900-1979
Maryland Historical Society
"The Ancient and Honorable Mechanical Company of Baltimore, known as ‘the oldest civic organization in the United States’, was established in 1763 to protect life and property in the city of Baltimore which had about 2000 residents at that time. At its origin, the company ‘discharged nearly all the duties needed for the government of the town, its policing, magisterial functions, etc. and in addition acted as firemen’, according to company historian George W. McCreary." - Read more about the company and the collection at MdHS on the collection page.