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Author May, Huguette D.

Title Finding the charm in charm city : affectionate views of Baltimore / photographs by Huguette D. May ; text by Anthea Smith ; with a foreword by Michael Olesker.

Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.

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 UniM Bail  975.26 MAY    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 109 pages : colour illustrations, 1 map ; 19 x 26 cm
Contents 1. Route 2: Hanover Street/Governor Ritchie Highway 1 -- 2. Old Baltimore-Annapolis Road 9 -- 3. Route 1: Washington Boulevard 12 -- 4. Wilkens Avenue 16 -- 5. Route 40 West: The Baltimore National Pike 20 -- 6. Reisterstown Road 23 -- 7. Falls Road 29 -- 8. Charles Street 38 -- 9. York Road 49 -- 10. Loch Raven Boulevard 53 -- 11. Harford Road 56 -- 12. Belair Road 64 -- 13. Route 40 East: Pulaski Highway 71 -- 14. Eastern Avenue 76 -- About Polaroid Image Transfers 111.
Summary From the Bel-Loc Diner to the Arbutus Poodle Salon to the now vacant Pikes Theater, each landmark included in this book has its own story to tell about the city of Baltimore and its people. Here are marble steps and rowhouses, car dealers and corner shops, murals, pubs, and warehouses. Every subject is visible from the street, and May and Smith have arranged the work around fourteen of the city's most inviting corridors, from South Hanover Street and Ritchie Highway to Washington Boulevard and Wilkens Avenue; from Reisterstown, Falls, and York Roads to Eastern Avenue, Harford Road, and Belair Road. Using the Polaroid image transfer technique, Huguette May individually printed more than 100 pictures that splendidly capture the variety of interesting building exteriors, design details, and quirky sights she found around Baltimore. This unusual process (fully explained in the book) creates color images of a special warmth and vitality, each as unique as its subject.
Accompanying the photographs, Anthea Smith's descriptions blend human stories and historical details.
Other author Smith, Anthea, 1947-
Subject Roads -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Pictorial works.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Pictorial works.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
ISBN 0801859298 (alk. paper)
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