Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Spotting Spiro at the Yacht Club

Do you agree this is Spiro Agnew, the 55th Governor of Maryland from Jan. 25, 1967-Jan. 7, 1969? Then he became the 39th Vice President of the United States from Jan.20; 1969 to Oct. 10, 1973 when he resigned after negotiating a plea agreement for tax evasion!! Do you recognize any of the possible Miles River Yacht Club members who are pictured greeting him that day in St. Michaels, Md. ? Photo from the H. Robins Hollyday Collection at the Talbot Historical Society.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Off to the Airport

The Easton Airport/Newnam Field was built during World War II. It was Talbot County’s third airport! The first was at Ratcliffe Manor and the second at the Dorsey Webb Airport on Black Dog Alley just off of Preston Road. This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo appears to have been taken shortly after construction.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Its March Madness Time

The Basketball season is winding down! Easton High School’s 1931 Basketball team members were partially named in the Talbot Historical Society database as : Back row ( L to R) Homer Bast, Pete Councel, Charles Reed, Mason Sheehan and Gus Koste. Front row ( L to R) John North, Sam Meintzer, Walter Claggett? Maybe one of your relatives was a member of that team?? Photo from the H. Robins Hollyday Collection at the Talbot Historical Society.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Checking out Easton Point

Talbot County, A History by Dickson J. Preston 1983 states, “In 1794 Town (Easton, Md.) control was extended to the public road leading down to Cow Landing ( Easton Point) and to the wharf which had been built at private expense there.” Enjoy this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday photo of Easton Point! A lot has changed but some of the old homes remain! Contact:Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Time to Put in a Fish Order

Dr. Laurence G. Claggett donated many incredible photos to the Talbot Historical Society. There is a very small bricked up building in Easton, Md. on West Street between Dover Street and the town parking lot that just may be this one? Drive by if you live in the area and see what you think?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Time for a New Washing Machine

 

 

According to the Talbot Historical Society database this Easton, Md. Standard Auto Parts Store owned by Richmond “Dick” Hill was first located where Aurora and Washington Streets meet. That store was torn down in the late 1950s and the store was moved to Goldsborough St. near Rt. 50.

The database does not identify which location this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday photo was taken in. Any ideas?  Enjoy comparing appliances now and then!Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

 

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Opening Bata Shoes

What happened to Bata Shoes in Easton? This store opened in the 1950s in the location where Doc’s Downtown Grill is today! Worldwide Swiss Company Bata Brands sells 1 million shoes everyday! Fact: Wikipedia.

Do you recognize any of the people attending this grand opening ribbon cutting of the Bata Shoes store on Washington Street Easton, Md? Photo from the Laird Wise Collection at the Talbot Historical Society. Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Checking on the Mail

The Cub Scouts enjoyed a visit to Easton, Md.’s Post Office circa 1953! There are so many children and adults to identify in this Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection photo! Tom Hill identified the mailman as Mr. Robinson and the man to the right is Porter Matthews. Other possible identifications made are Billy Pritchard and Richard Matthews. Do you recognize anyone in this photo? Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Getting a Better Look from the Sky

Maryland photographer H. Robins Hollyday took a number of aerial photographs of an oystering fleet working a newly opened oyster bar on Dec. 1, 1949. Perhaps he took this amazing photo that day on his way out to photograph the sailing fleet visible just past Poplar Island?! Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Powering Up the Snow Plow

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning so 6 more weeks of winter fun! Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church South was built on the corner of Goldsborough and Harrison Streets, Easton, Md. in 1866 and was demolished when St. Marks Methodist Church was built in 1958 and unified the 3 Methodist Churches in town. This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo envelope identifies the image as a snow plow in front of the Church! Beautiful!

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