A roundup of new products and services
Tie one on with some multi-colored neck ware featuring the best of Baltimore, including the blue crab, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Shot Tower and the city's signature endearment, "Hon." The pictured silk tie sells for $30. A bow-tie and cummerbund set sells for $45. These accessories are available at the gift shops at the Peale Museum and Carroll Mansion. Or call (410) 396-3523 to place a mail order. Tax, shipping and handling are extra.
There's music coming out of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Rudy Lewis Music Studio Music Box Center in Washington is selling a tin-can music box that pictures Camden Yards and plays "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" when opened. The tin is $10.50, plus $3 shipping. To order, call (202) 783-9399. Tins are also available for Ebbets Field, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium and Wrigley Field.
Baltimore's unique folk art -- screen painting -- is also available in a new form. At the height of the art form's popularity in the mid-'30s, nearly 100,000 rowhouse windows screens were painted by local artists. Now, you can display a screen painting on your wall. Prints of Dee Herget's "Baltimore, a Cityscape," a painted screen that Baltimore sent last year as a gift to its city of Odessa, the Ukraine, are available for $20 at Celebrate Baltimore at Harborplace, the Peale Museum Shop and Victoriana Gifts & Collectibles on Aliceanna Street.