Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: A Jousting We Will Go

St. Joseph’s Jousting Tournament and Horse Show was held in Cordova, Md. “Attraction Magazine” shared some Maryland Jousting history in a recent article. It stated that in 1632 the first Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert introduced Jousting in Maryland and St. Joseph’s has been hosting Jousting tournaments since the 1870’s, except during wartime. This year was the 149th tournament at St. Joseph’s ! Have you ever attended this historic event? This 1930’s photo is from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Finding the Regatta Party

The Tred Avon Yacht Club & Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club sailboat Regatta is in Oxford, Md this weekend! This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo is of an undated Regatta sailboat party from the past! Looks like fun accompanied by big cans of pretzels and an assortment of unknown drinks, most definitely including beer!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Takes a Bird’s View of Easton

Picture H. Robins Hollyday with his camera hanging out of the side of his H&H aerial photography business partner Malcolm Hathaway’s airplane capturing this image! So many things have changed in this part of Easton, Maryland! ┬áMost of the south side of Dutchman’s Lane was a field! Notice the train track in the bottom right corner headed toward Oxford! Looks like a little gas station on South Washington Street? The Quaker Meeting House is in full view in the distance because that area between had not been developed yet. Later the area would have houses, the Christian Science Church, St. Marks Methodist Church , the YMCA and Easton Middle School! Also enjoy this view of the Idlewild School!
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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Goes Sailing on the Miles

Three types of one design class sailboats were most likely being sailed out to their race courses set up by the Miles River Yacht Club in St. Michaels, Md. circa 1950’s! To the left is the 18 foot long Hampton created in the 1930’s. Next is the Penguin designed in 1938 measuring 11 feet in length. Far right is the 16 foot Comet designed in 1932 by C. Lowdes Johnson for Talbot County. Mrs. Elliott Wheeler for her sons!! The one design class sailboats may change a bit over the years but St. Michaels and Oxford are still the sites of beautiful sailboat races in the summer!! Photo from the Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection.

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Talbot Historial Society Project Rewind: Goes By Train or Boat but Where?

Recently scanned in this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday photo and would love to know where this is? Maybe our Railroad experts can help us with the identification? Southern is printed on the side of the cars so maybe the Norfolk area?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Makes It to the Regatta Party

H. Robins Hollyday took lots of photos of people having fun on boats! This one from his Collection at the Talbot Historical Society is titled, “Regatta party on a fishing boat.” Perfect photo for this hot weather! Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Catching the Steamboat in Oxford

Project Rewind-Talbot County: Enjoy this Talbot Historical Society Collection c1890-1919 image of the Oxford, Maryland steamboat Wharf on the Tred Avon River. Wish it had been preserved! Very special!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Takes to the Field

This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo of the old baseball field between Federal and Bay Streets gives an excellent view of that whole area back in c. 1930’s ! Wonder what the smoke and possible excavation is on what is probably Port Street? Enjoy comparing now and then!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Taking it to the Bank

This Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection photo was taken at the Easton National Bank on Washington St in Easton,which was located where Bank of America is now. We’d love your help in identifying some of these gentlemen! Those already identified are second from the left seated Emory Slaughter, third standing Mr. ? Moore, fourth from the left standing Sheldon Blades and seated far right is Porter Matthews. What a special group of men!

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Talbot Historical Socierty Project Rewind: Finding Pony Tails

Do we have any pony lover followers? Maybe you have Mrs. G. W. Barnes riding school memories to share? This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday photo’s database information states the photo was taken at the Rest near Easton, Maryland? Maybe a five year old would have ridden the little pony on the right!

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