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View of Inner Harbor from Federal Hill Marine Observatory


Looking north from the Federal Hill Marine Observatory across the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, Maryland. The steamships at left are docked at the Light Street wharves and at center the "S. S. Helen" is moored at the southern end of Spear's Wharf, one of the privately-owned wharves lining the south side of East Pratt Street. In the background, the Baltimore Basilica is visible at center and the Washington Monument is to its right.



circa 1873

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8 x 10 inches

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1 glass negative

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This collection is part of the larger Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, transferred to the Maryland Historical Society (now Maryland Center for History and Culture) in 1998.

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