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Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

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Nearly two hundred etchings, engravings, watercolors, prints, and other images depicting historic Baltimore, Maryland and environs from 1752 to 1930.

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Baltimore's Washington Monument, boats in the harbor, and horses racing at PimlicoCollection Location: Special Collections Department, Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center

Collection Overview: The Cator Collection of Baltimore Views consists of nearly 200 etchings, engravings, watercolors, prints and other lithographs, from 1752 to 1930. The images provide a visual timeline from the city's pastoral beginnings, through the civil war era, and into the early twentieth century. The collection features Baltimore landmarks including the Washington Monument, downtown churches, and the Inner Harbor. Many of the prints in the collection are by distinguished lithographers such as Edward Sachse, Alfred Hoen, and Moses Swett.

The original Cator prints can viewed in the Special Collections Department at the Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center. The Special Collections librarian can be reached at 443-984-2451 for an appointment.

 
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