Folie’s Map of Baltimore and Environs (1792)

The Big Map Blog does it again, today posting a map of the Baltimore area in 1792 as illustrated by A.P. Folie. It’s huge, zoomable, browsable and downloadable, I highly recommend clicking through the link and taking a look. Here’s some info from the Maryland Historical Society: Comparison between this 1792 map of Baltimore and […]

Baltimore Historyquest – a great grandfather’s office chair

Fortunately (and unfortunately) for me, I was raised in a household full of near-antiques, and as a result have a general need to study …furniture. Alright well not actually study furniture per se, but get a sense of where an old ass bed frame or, case in point, my great grandfather’s office chair came from. […]