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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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Checking out the New Cars in Easton

Interesting how every automobile in this Easton, Maryland’s Washington Street photo backed into their parking space! Hoping some of our automobile experts can date and identify some of these cars! Washington Street was as beautiful then as it is today! Photo from the H. Robins Hollyday Collection at the Talbot Historical Society.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Heads Out for a Cup of Coffee

It is fun to see everything at this unidentified soda fountain from the past! Look carefully, they had pie, fig bars, root beer, Hershey Bars, ice cream and butterscotch sundaes! Can you help us identify the location or people in this Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection photo?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Grabbing Something from the Store

This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo was taken inside of Chelsea Cupboard on North Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland. Russell Tucker, pictured, owned it at the time this photo was taken. Later Bob Treat owned it. Facts:On Line “ Star Democrat” articles. Do you have any Chelsea Cupboard memories to share? Other businesses have occupied this space since then, what were they? And what is there now??

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Heads Off for a Football Team Reunion

Football season is winding down, definitely for the Ravens last night!! Thank you H. D. Slaughter III for sharing this very special 1920 Easton High School Football Team photo! H.D.’s Grandfather Harry D. Slaughter and his Great Uncle Goldrick Slaughter were on this 1920 team. Team members are identified as: Front row left to right: Doug Harper, Lambert Kirby,Goldrick Slaughter and Mose Davidson. Middle Row left to right: Jesse Shreve, J. DeGrunchy, Oliver Mullikin, Harry D. Slaughter, R. Patchett. Back Row left to right: Coach Kinhart, L. Biery, Edgar Warrington, Kenneth Steward, R. Davis, G. Davis, and Coach Lawson.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Getting Ready for New Year’s Eve

We have many beautiful photos at the Talbot Historical Society but this H. Robins Hollyday Collection 1939 Washington Street Easton, Md Christmas Eve image is so special it deserves to be reposted every Holiday season! Enjoy and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Talbot Historical Society!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Getting There Early for a Bite to Eat on Dover and Harrison

This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo Is of Easton’s G. & G. Restaurant possibly decorated for Christmas in 1930! G. & G’s was named after owners Elmo Granger and George Aldridge and was located on the corner of Dover and Harrison Streets. They sold the restaurant in 1933!

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