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  • Back Story: Images of black Civil War soldiers

    Back Story: Images of black Civil War soldiers
    Ronald S. Coddington, an author and editor, has spent nearly four decades collecting Civil War-era images — especially cartes de visite, his favorite. Out of a collection of 2,500 images he has assembled, 1,500 are cartes de visite, with the...
  • Ellicott City Show House offers unique views of historic mansion

    Ellicott City Show House offers unique views of historic mansion
    After visitors to this year's Decorator Show House meander along a slate pathway from the parking lot to the front of Mount Ida, it becomes obvious why William Ellicott, grandson of one of the city's founding brothers, chose the site on Sarahs Lane for...
  • Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?

    Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?
    It was the most expensive campaign ever launched, but opponents were determined to defeat the president's health care reform plan. "Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of American life?" began one of the pitches used in a...
  • Jupiter seen and heard in night sky over Columbia

    Jupiter seen and heard in night sky over Columbia
    The members of the Jupiter String Quartet surely will be in harmonious alignment with each other when this chamber ensemble performs for Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. After...
  • The butcher's bill at Antietam

    On Twitter the Library of Congress has retweeted this morsel from the WorldDigitalLibrary: "Battle of #Antietam was #OnThisDay in 1862. 23,000 killed. ..." The Libraryof Congress should know better. The butcher's bill* for Antietam, the 23,000, is the...
  • Letter: 'Shades' available through other outlets

    Editor: Regarding SHADES OF GREY/Harford County Public Library As a Harford County taxpayer and the holder of a Masters in Library Science I would like to offer the following observations: HCPL has, through its intelligent and sensitive selection...
  • Editorial: Good stories

    A geographical blessing we in Maryland share is our proximity to our nation's capital. Regardless of politics,Washington, D.C., is a majestic city whose stature in national and world history is on par with the likes of London, Rome, Tokyo, Madrid,...
  • Edward Trail Mathias, banker

    Edward Trail Mathias, banker
    Edward Trail Mathias, a retired banker and longtime denizen of Bolton Hill, died June 17 from complications of a stroke at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 85. The son of Charles McCurdy Mathias, a lawyer, and Theresa Mcelfresh Trail...
  • Haussner's

    (1926-1999) Haussner's was certainly admired for its cuisine, which combined traditional German specialties like Wiener schnitzel a la Holstein with Mid-Atlantic fare such as crab cakes and terrapin stew. And people still dream about the dessert...
  • Paul McCartney on (the topic of) drugs

    Paul McCartney on (the topic of) drugs
    The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll. Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
  • 'Curtis on Tour' hits the highway to Columbia

    'Curtis on Tour' hits the highway to Columbia
    You can make the effort to go to a music school either as a student or at least to attend a concert, but how sweet it is when the music school comes to you. That's pretty much the case with the "Curtis on Tour" concert program coming to the...
  • Raise the flag to salute America [Eagle Archive]

    Raise the flag to salute America [Eagle Archive]
    Friday, June 14, is Flag Day. It's a day in which we not only honor the flag of our nation, but also the freedom and the way of life it symbolizes. It was the Second Continental Congress, which sat in session from May 10, 1775 to March 1, 1781, which...