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    • Cator Print 181: View of Baltimore, 1831

    • Baltimore (Md.); Church buildings; Cityscapes; Customhouses; Fells Point (Baltimore, Md.); Hospitals; Hotels; Jails; Monuments; Washington Monument (Baltimore, Md.);
    • Watercolor drawing signed by T. Tanssen and dated 1831. A panorama from near what is today the corner of St. Paul and Madison Streets, at that time the southern edge of Howard's Park. The picture was found in Australia by an American sailor, a...
    • Early newspaper stories by H. L. Mencken

    • American newspapers--Maryland--Baltimore; Baltimore Herald; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Journalists--United States;
    • Document showing the early newspaper stories written by H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken and published in the Baltimore Morning Herald newspaper between February 24 and March 1, 1899. Page 1 shows all of the stories collected in a three-column spread on...
    • Maryland

    • Broadsides; Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832; Howard, John Eager, 1752-1827; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; May, Charles Augustus; Mexican War, 1846-1848; Political ballads and songs; Randall, James Ryder,...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Maryland" from the poem "Maryland, My Maryland" written by James Ryder Randall, a Baltimorean living in Louisiana at the start of the Civil War. According to an account published in the "The [Baltimore]...
    • Star-spangled banner

    • Broadsides; Flags; Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843; Star-spangled banner (Song); Political ballads and songs; United States History War of 1812; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Star-Spangled Banner." This broadside contains the verses to the poem written by Francis Scott Key who was inspired by the sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry in Baltimore harbor after a...
    • American star

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Flags; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The American Star" sung to the tune "Humors of Glen." The American Star in this broadside most likely refers to the Confederate flag known as the "Bonnie Blue," a flag which bore a single white star on a...
    • Appeal to the South

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "An Appeal to the South" and signed by "H.", "A Daughter of Dixie." Printed in Baltimore during the Civil War, this broadside calls on Southerners to take up arms and defend themselves against the tyranny...
    • Our Union flag

    • Broadsides; Flags; Hanby, Benjamin Russel, 1833-1867; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Our Union Flag" sung to the B. R. Hanby tune "[Darling] Nellie Grey" (also spelled "Nelly Gray"). Written by "a lady of Baltimore," this broadside is an answer to the pro-Confederate broadside entitled...
    • Listen to the Oriole bird

    • Bereavement; Broadsides; Love; Milburn, Richard James; Songs; Winner, Septimus, 1827-1902;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Listen to the Oriole Bird" sung to an 1855 song entitled "Listen to the Mocking Bird" composed and published by Septimus Winner, with credit for the tune given to African American Richard Milburn (born...
    • Edwin and Mary

    • Broadsides; Love; Songs; United States History War of 1812; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Edwin and Mary." This broadside tells the story of two young lovers, Edwin and Mary, who were torn apart by war. That war was probably the War of 1812, when American merchant ships were being stopped on...
    • Maryland

    • Broadsides; Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832; Confederate States of America; Howard, John Eager, 1752-1827; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; Randall, James Ryder, 1839-1908; Riots; United...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Maryland" sung to the tune "My Normandy" written by Frédéric Bérat. The verses of this broadside are from the poem entitled "Maryland, My Maryland" written by James Ryder Randall, a Baltimorean living...
    • Hark! The summons/Southern sentiments

    • Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Big Bethel, Battle of, Va., 1861; Broadsides; Burns, Robert, 1759-1796; Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889; Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872; Political ballads and songs; Ridgely, N. G. (Nicholas Greenberry), 1841-1882; Seward,...
    • Document containing two broadsides: the first is entitled "Hark! The Summons," and the second is entitled "Southern Sentiments." Printed in Baltimore during the Civil War and written by "B." (a pseudonym used by Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, a...
    • Our southern flag

    • Broadsides; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; Flags; Hanby, Benjamin Russel, 1833-1867; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Our Southern Flag" sung to the B. R. Hanby tune "[Darling] Nellie Grey" (also spelled "Nelly Gray"). Written by a "Baltimore rebel," this broadside uses the Confederate flag as a symbol of, and metaphor...
    • Wells and McComas funeral and monument song

    • Broadsides; McComas, Henry G., 1796-1814; Monuments; Political ballads and songs; United States History War of 1812; Wells, Daniel, 1795-1814;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Wells and McComas Funeral and Monument Song, Baltimore, September 13, 1858," sung to the same tune as the "Star-spangled Banner." This broadside tells the story of Daniel Wells and Henry G. McComas, two...

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