Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Off to the Concert on Dover Street

This Dover Street Music Hall/ Market Space building was completed in 1879 to the south of the Talbot County Courthouse in Easton, Maryland. A six hundred seat auditorium for music performances was built on the second floor and several music rooms were on the third floor. Wish it still looked this way but in 1939-1940 it was given a more colonial look to house the Talbot County Library. Now it is the south wing of the Court House! Facts: “Easton Album” by Norman Harrington 1983. Postcard donated to the Talbot Historical Society by Pete Lesher.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Remembering the Rangers

Melvin Edward Price (b. 1920 d. 2014)was Easton, Maryland’s own Country Music Legend! Mel served in the Santa Fe Infantry Division of the Army during World War II and often entertained the troops while there. When he came home in 1945 he started the Band Melvin Price and the Santa Fe Rangers and traveled all over the world entertaining troops! Do you have any memories about Mel Price and his 75 year music career? Facts: “Star Democrat” Nov. 30,2014 Melvin Edward Price’s obituary. Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s Laird Wise Collection.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Striking Up the Band

This c. 1908 Easton Band photo from the Dr. Laurence G. Claggett Collection at the Talbot Historical Society is so special! Maybe you are descended from one of these gentlemen?! They are identified as follows: Top Row left to right, Prof. A. S. Bowman, Arthur Marvel, Robert Cox, Owen Startt, Joseph Cox, Roland Bryan, Howard Startt. Middle Row, Percy Startt, John Coburn, George D. Price, Louis Snyder Bottom Row: Robert Wallace, Herbert Cox, unidentifiable man, Charles Marvel, Ridgeway Buzby, and Charles Samis.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Finding the Texaco Sign in Easton

So many interesting things to look at in this early 1900’s photo of the Texas Company on South Aurora Street Easton, Maryland! The Texas Company was founded in Beaumont, Texas in 1901 and the popular nickname Texaco was registered as a trademark in 1906! Can you help us date the trucks? How amazing is the mule? drawn oil delivery vehicle! Facts: Wikipedia. Photo from the Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection.

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The Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: When Lions Gather

The Talbot Historical Society PastPerfect database information states this is the Lions Club in Trappe, Maryland Dec. 6,1946! Is it possible the Trappe Lions Club had that many numbers?! Can you identify this building and any of the event attendees? Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s Laird Wise Collection. Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Going for a Tune-up

Maybe our automobile and truck experts followers can help date this photo of the Noble Motor Company garage? In 1920 John W. Noble , at 23, started the Preston Motor Company which he sold in 1929. At that time Mr. Noble purchased the old Eastern Shore Auto Company in Easton and renamed it the Noble Motor Company. Facts, the “Star Democrat” article “ “Easton’s Progressive Firm Noble Motor Company,” June 8,1945. Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s Laird Wise Collection.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Singers Need Names

Can you help the Talbot Historical Society identify these young men who appear to be members of a singing group? Perhaps the group had a performing name? Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection.

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Talbot Historical Society: Skating at Navy Point

Enjoy this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection 1907 photo of ice skaters near the Packing house at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Maryland! Looks like fun!!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Calling Room Service at the Hotel Avon

 

Maryland’s Hotel Avon on the corner of Dover and Harrison Streets was completed in 1891 and had steam heat and hot and cold, running water in the more expensive rooms! This impressive building was so badly damaged in a January 10,1944 fire that it had to be torn down. A. Johnson Grimes built the present Tidewater Inn on this site starting on January 27,1947! The grand opening was September 2nd, 1949 and it is still a centerpiece of Easton! Facts: “Easton Album” by Norman Harrington 1985. Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection. Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Horsepower on Display

Project Rewind-Talbot County: Maybe Easton,Maryland will have snow this weekend! This Talbot Historical Society Dr. Laurence G. Claggett Collection photo is of Easton’s Washington Street after the Blizzard of 1898! Amazing the town looks just the same today! Except for the lack of automobiles in 1898!

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