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Souvenir

Description

The dirt in this jar was taken from the Memorial Stadium in 1991 to commemorate the official move of the Baltimore Orioles to Camden Yards. The jar is sealed and labelled and comes with a certificate of authenticity to confirm the original location of the soil and to serve as a souvenir of this moment in the team's history for decades to come. However, the stadium still hosted football games until its doors closed in 1997. The arena was so beloved by Maryland sports fans that many took other relics before the stadium was demolished.

Creator

unknown

Date

1991

Materials

Glass, plastic, dirt

Resource ID

10824

Credit Line

Baltimore City Life Collection, Gift of Laura Walker

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.