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  • 22:25, 14 August 2022 diff hist +304 N File:Mayor Cummings Kaplons sale.jpgA special downtown Summer Sale at Kaplon's was happening here. The well-dressed Mayor Jim Cummings showed up among the onlookers. (From the Myer Kaplon photo collection at the Brunswick Community Library; Frederick County Public Libraries) Category:Smoketown Parades and Celebrations current
  • 22:21, 14 August 2022 diff hist +409 N File:Vacation Bible School First Baptist.jpgVacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church in Brunswick. Summer of 1964. Most of these kids were BHS Class of '77. Here's who have been identified: Front row: Larry Pentoney, ??, Andy Williams, Ron Morrison, Tommy Merriman Second Row: Doug Pearl, JoEllen Morsberger, Kathy Robinson Back row: ?, ?, Dot Robinson (Photo courtesy of Ron Morrison) Category:Smoketown Houses of Worship current
  • 22:19, 14 August 2022 diff hist +267 N File:Myers Twins & Kim.JPGThe Myers kids pose on their grandfather's Dodge outside Mary and Oliver Myers' home on East A Street in the early 1950s. Kim sitting on the hood. Twins Kris and Kathy flank Kim on the bumper. (Photo courtesy of Kim Myers) Category:Smoketown Kids current
  • 22:14, 14 August 2022 diff hist +475 N File:Amos Haller KoP.jpgAmos Haller (1959-1930) shown in his Knights of Pythias regalia sometime around the turn of the 20th Century. Note his name on the sword. The Brunswick Knights of Pythias Lodge 122 was founded on October 24, 1892. We believe the lodges were located at 1 N. Virginia Avenue and on I Street at different times. According to records, the organization was active in Brunswick as late as 1944. (Photo courtesy of Dawn Haller) Category:Smoketown Organizations current
  • 21:55, 14 August 2022 diff hist +1,086 N File:Wenner Reunion 1930s.jpegA Wenner family gathering circa 1938. This may have been taken at Braddock Heights. (L-R) William B. Wenner, Victor Wingate, CM (Mac) Wenner, Jr., Mac's wife Evelyn Wingate Wenner, Mrs. Wingate, Charlie Oliver, his wife Margaret Wenner Oliver, Richmond (Dick) Wenner, William W. (Billy) Wenner, Edna Garrott Wenner, Garrott Hayes, Edith Garrott, E. Virginia (Patty) Wenner, Edith Wenner Van Pelt, Mark Van Pelt, ? , Gertrude Garrott W.B. Wenner operated the family farm on N. Maple Avenue and th... current
  • 19:57, 14 August 2022 diff hist +493 N File:Swank & George.jpgEarly Brunswick advertisement for Swank & George Hardware in the old town "Between the Tracks". Salt, coal and fish were an interesting combination of goods among the many sold in this store. It was located at the foot of S. Virginia Avenue on the west side of the street. The partners eventually parted and opened their own hardware stores on W. Potomac Street two blocks apart. (Courtesy of City of Brunswick, Maryland History Commission) Category:Smoketown Advertising current
  • 19:56, 14 August 2022 diff hist +536 N File:Victor Kaplon ad 1890s.jpg1890s era ad for Victor Kaplon & Bro. when their first store was located in the old Opera House building on the south side of the present westbound railroad route in the old town “Between the Tracks”. Victor Kaplon opened his first store in 1889 with his brother Abraham, who also ran a general store in Harpers Ferry. The Brunswick store was headquarters for the family business, including the Harpers Ferry operation. (Courtesy of City of Brunswick, Maryland History Commission) [[Category:Sm... current
  • 19:54, 14 August 2022 diff hist +267 N File:Girl in the Rain Kaplon's.jpegA photo of a smartly-dressed, unidentified young girl standing in front of Kaplon's on a rainy day way back when? (From the Myer Kaplon photo collection at the Brunswick Community Library; Frederick County Public Libraries) Category:Smoketown Kids current
  • 19:52, 14 August 2022 diff hist +198 N File:Ada Belle Stewart.jpgAda Belle (Arnett) Stewart posing when she worked as a volunteer in Brunswick during the Spanish Flu epidemic 1918. (Photo courtesy of Mark Stewart) Category:Smoketown Beginnings current
  • 19:50, 14 August 2022 diff hist +576 N File:East End 1970s.JPGAn aerial view of the east side of Brunswick over East Potomac Street and up the hill. This is believed to have been taken around 1975. Plenty of landmarks gone--YMCA, Werntz Store, Cage's Garage, Moler's Market, the roundhouse--or still there today--Synagogue, Police Headquarters, Bethany Lutheran Church, St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Grace Episcopal Church. Keith Yanky wrote: "I bought this photo from a gentleman who was visiting the roundhouse while I was working as a hostler." (Pho... current
  • 19:45, 14 August 2022 diff hist +395 N File:Moss Family Diamond Jubilee.JPGThe Moss family poses outside their home on N. Delaware Avenue to celebrate Brunswick's Diamond Jubilee celebration in September, 1965. From left to right are Linda, Dorothy, Eddie and Lenwood. According to Donna Poffinberger: "It was quite the celebration. Well organized and acts choreographed." (Photo courtesy of Linda Moss) Category:Smoketown Parades and Celebrations current
  • 19:39, 14 August 2022 diff hist +365 N File:Darr-Cole 1964.JPGEvelyn Webber Darr and Sam Cole in an October 1964 photo. Mrs. Darr began as a cashier and worked her way up to Acting General Manager before her retirement in the 1980s. Mr. Cole was General Secretary and ran the Y after his longtime predecessor Marvin Younkins passed away. (Photo courtesy of James Robert Castle) Category:Smoketown B&O YMCA current
  • 19:36, 14 August 2022 diff hist +303 N File:Westbound Station Yellow & Blue.jpgBefore and after makeover of the Brunswick Westbound station in the late 1970s/early '80s. The change to blue was to conform with Chessie System colors of the time. Note that "Kehne Eyes" Commuter Lounge didn't change. (Photos courtesy of Norm Cornelius) Category:Smoketown Railroad current
  • 19:33, 14 August 2022 diff hist +370 N File:Pete Cheney (2).jpgPete Chaney poses for the camera sometime in the 1970s. He operated a garage on 9th Avenue for years on New York Hill. It appears this this picture was taken on New York Hill where Mr. Cheney operated his garage. (From the Myer Kaplon photo collection at the Brunswick Community Library; Frederick County Public Libraries) Category:Smoketown People current
  • 19:22, 14 August 2022 diff hist +261 N File:YMCA '70s.jpgThe B&O YMCA in its final days in the late 1970s. Note the Rotary Club emblem under the Coca-Cola sign. (From the Myer Kaplon photo collection at the Brunswick Community Library; Frederick County Public Libraries) Category:Smoketown B&O YMCA current
  • 19:21, 14 August 2022 diff hist +395 N File:Car Yard office.jpgThis 1970s photo shows the offices of the eastbound Car Yard, First floor likely housed operations offices led by Dick Mullen. Tower or 2nd floor was a part of the hump operation where they could oversee the process of making up a train. (From the Myer Kaplon photo collection at the Brunswick Community Library; Frederick County Public Libraries) Category:Smoketown Railroad current
  • 19:19, 14 August 2022 diff hist +386 N File:Souder & Chick Hat.jpegMany will remember seeing this hat on Charlie Stocks when he came to your house to deliver the milk for Souder & Chick. Note what appears to be an American Legion Auxiliary hat on the left, which belonged to Bowie George. Mrs. George served n the Army and was actually a member of the American Legion. (Photo courtesy of Randy George) Category:Smoketown Advertising current
  • 19:17, 14 August 2022 diff hist +223 N File:Haley-sterling.jpgMyer Kaplon photo of Kathy Haley and Debbie Sterling, circa 1973. This appears to have been taken at the bottom of S. Maryland Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Katherine Haley Rudeseal) Category:Smoketown Kids current
  • 19:16, 14 August 2022 diff hist +508 N File:Burkittsville Carnival (2).pngSam Crone on the left, Bob Huffer (standing at the Coke machine), Richard Geisler and Paul Smith at a Burkittsville Ruritan carnival in the 1960s. The carnivals have long been held on the grounds of the Ruritan Hall, which was once home to Burkittsville Elementary School. Looking at Mr. Crone, you'll note his nail apron, which Ingalls Lumber in Middletown always donated those carnivals. (Photo courtesy of South Mountain Heritage Society) Category:Smoketown Parades and Celebrations current
  • 19:14, 14 August 2022 diff hist +527 N File:Burkittsville Carnival1.jpgThis photo caption of a 1960s-era Burkittsville Ruritan Carnival read "the Dime Pitch -- Mr. Smith." According to Cheryl Beachley Varkalis: "Loved dime & nickel pitch. Won a lot of glassware for my hope chest & then my 1st apartment in Jefferson. My Dad Emmett worked at those games in the 70s. He got tired of picking up coins so he built a table with a wire top & slanted bottom for the coins to roll down." (Photo courtesy of South Mountain Heritage Society) [[Category:Smoketown Parades an... current
  • 19:11, 14 August 2022 diff hist +539 N File:Anne-Lynn Gross.jpgBrunswick's "singing auctioneer" Anne-Lynn Gross held up one of many historic items that she auctioned off at the old Gross Brothers' store on S. Maryland Avenue next to the railroad tracks. According to the photo caption from The Brunswick Citizen, September 24, 1987, the auction was "one of the many events being held this busy weekend." It also posed the question "will she blow the horn she is holding to start the event." (Courtesy of the City of Brunswick, Maryland History Commission) [... current
  • 17:54, 10 July 2022 diff hist +709 N File:Original Y.jpegOld postcard of the original B&O YMCA on E. Potomac Street. Postmark is May, 1908. Bonus points for identifying the recipient's name. The first "Y" was opened along with the hospital on April 5, 1907. It measured 90 by 45 feet and cost $16,000. According to Reuben Moss, this version had 46 dorms and was expanded in the mid-1920s to have 76. The first officers were W.E. Shannon, Chairman; H.M. Jones, Treasurer; and Mr. McNeally, Secretary. Directors were Dr. Levin West, J.J. Haskett, T.A. Si... current
  • 17:53, 10 July 2022 diff hist +440 N File:YMCA circa 1970s.JPGHere essentially is what the expanded location looked like from the mid-1920s until the building was destroyed by fire in November, 1980 right before the annual Veterans Day Parade. This photo was likely taken sometime in the 1970s. The main entrance was obscured by the Christmas tree. Rotary Club entrance on the left. (Photo courtesy of the City of Brunswick, Maryland History Commission) Category:Smoketown B&O YMCA current
  • 17:50, 10 July 2022 diff hist +492 N File:Westbound Station 1982.jpgThe historic westbound train station in Brunswick back in 1982. It was built in 1907 and was the last station in the CSX system staffed by a human ticket agent, Blair Harrington. The station was blue at the time. According to Norm Cornelius, the blue or bluish gray was a Chessie System color. The B&O Station, WB Tower & B&O YMCA carried the same B&O R.R. color.—cream with brown trim. (Photo by Blair Harrington courtesy of Laura Alcarese) Category:Smoketown Railroad current
  • 17:49, 10 July 2022 diff hist +451 N File:Ladies on the River WVA.jpegSome Brunswick ladies relaxing on the Potomac River in the 1930s. This was likely taken at the Mohler farm in Bakerton, W. VA. Brunswick folks often camped on Garland Mohler’s farm along the river in the '30s. Pictured here are Eleanor Wenner, Mary Jane Watson, and Eva Mohler Watson (all standing). These are the only ladies we can identify. (Photo courtesy of Ann Wenner Osteen) Category:Smoketown Potomac River and C&O Canal current
  • 17:47, 10 July 2022 diff hist +471 N File:JJ Newberry Celebration.jpgJ.J. Newberry’s dinner honoring Helen Cooper hosted by the store manager at the time, who’s standing and name is thought to be Woodworth. Mrs. Cooper, her niece Carol Ann and Carol Ann’s mother Margaret are to the left of Mr. Woodworth. Photo looks to have been taken sometime in the 1950s. (From the Myer Kaplon photo collection at the Brunswick Community Library; Frederick County Public Libraries) Category:Smoketown Parades and Celebrations current
  • 17:46, 10 July 2022 diff hist +370 N File:Frederick Shopping Center Carnivals-Circuses.JPGCarnivals and circuses were held annually in the Frederick Shopping Center parking lot in the 1950s and '60s. This photo was included in a retrospective of the Shopping Center's 11th anniversary on 7th Street. It opened in 1957. (Frederick Shopping Center "Shopper" clipping courtesy of Jeff Pearl 5/17/68) Category:Smoketown Parades and Celebrations current
  • 17:44, 10 July 2022 diff hist +470 N File:Softball Field Lights.jpgThe caption under the photo read "The lights go on. Jim Main, in back, puts his hand on the switch to turn on the new lights at the slowpitch ballpark that Jim and many others have worked so hard to bring to Brunswick. “Helping” him are Neil Wilhelm, Wayne Hill, Bubby Dixon, Junior Lowry, and Angie Hill. What a crew! This was a clipping from the Brunswick Citizen. The photo was likely taken in the mid 1970s. Category:Smoketown Baseball current
  • 17:42, 10 July 2022 diff hist +1,699 N File:Moler's Last Day.JPGJunior and Fern Moler working in their East Potomac Street store on it’s final day in business on June 15, 1990. When Moler’s Market served its last customer at 8PM that evening, it left Brunswick without a grocery store downtown. Mr Moler followed in his late father's footsteps when he bought the market on East Potomac St in 1957 from Churchman and Ridgeway. His father had operated the New York Hill Market in Brunswick for a number of years. You could buy just about anything at Moler's st... current
  • 17:38, 10 July 2022 diff hist +663 N File:Veterans's Day Parade Nov 1961 Old Guard street scene 001.jpgEven though this was an unseasonably balmy Veterans' Day Parade in November 1961, the 3rd Infantry Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps of Ft. Myer, VA works for the 4th of July. Can you pick out any of the spectators shown here on W. Potomac Street? We’ve identified Finks Heffner standing, holding daughter Karen, and wife Oneida in the middle of the street facing the camera. Daughter Lavonne Heffner is standing in front of her parents. Her brother Larry is sitting on the curb. The photo was taken... current
  • 17:33, 10 July 2022 diff hist +353 N File:Mrs. Brooks 100th Birthday.jpgMilestone birthday for Mrs. Brooks who lived to 106. She was the daughter of a slave and for a time was Maryland's oldest citizen. Her 100th birthday celebration was held at the Smith farm in Jefferson in 1969. (News clipping courtesy of the City of Brunswick, Maryland History Commission) Category:Smoketown Parades and Celebrations current
  • 17:32, 10 July 2022 diff hist +629 N File:Maryland and Virginia General Store.jpgThis store was briefly in business in the old Mace Building where King's Pizza has operated for years? Before this store, Mace Furniture, and City Meat Market did business. After that, it was the Berlin Restaurant. We think the Maryland and Virginia General Store operated from 1962 until sometime in the mid-'60s. It was an empty storefront after Cavell went out of business and was the Democratic campaign headquarters in 1968; an empty Kaplon's building served for Republican candidates. (Bl... current
  • 17:27, 10 July 2022 diff hist +701 N File:Stroup.jpgAdrian Stroup poses next to the door to the basement furnace at 1 N. Virginia Avenue in the early 1960s when the William W. Wenner family lived there. Mr. Stroup lived in the old Knights of Pythias "golf house" that was connected to the main house. At this time, the back of the golf house looked out into the parking lot of the Maryland and Virginia General Store where the miniature golf course once was. The fire sirens were extra loud at that location. Les Conner stoked the coal furnace ins... current
  • 17:27, 10 July 2022 diff hist +352 N File:Joe Shewbridge c1949.jpgMost people who know Joe Shewbridge recognize him for his expert fiddle playing gigging with bands including Bill Peer and the Melody Boys and Girls, the Western Gentlemen, the Midnight Express, Free State Boys and more. Here he is as a teenager circa 1949 playing guitar. (Photo courtesy of Kermit Frye) Category:Smoketown People current
  • 17:15, 19 June 2022 diff hist +345 N File:Wade in the Water.JPGThis photo shows Lorraine Kronk (Ferrell) on the left, an unknown lady in middle, and Zettie Lucas (Smith) on the right. It was taken around 1939 in shallow water down by the Potomac River Bridge. Note the other bathers in the lower left. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Ferrell Piper) Category:Smoketown Potomac River and C&O Canal current
  • 17:14, 19 June 2022 diff hist +456 N File:Reed-Myers kids.jpgThis photo is of Edith Reed, Austin Myers, and Nell Reed at 205 East A Street around 1922. The Reed girls were the daughters of Harry and Mary Cole Reed. Harry was a conductor on the B&O and died in 1912. The family resided at 212 A Street through the 1930's. Harold and Mary had 12 children. The children look like they were dressed for church with bibles in hand. (Photo and information courtesy of Kim Myers) Category:Smoketown Kids current
  • 17:02, 19 June 2022 diff hist +306 N File:George Lowery Sr and his Buick.JPGGeorge W. Lowery Sr. poses proudly with his vintage automobile in the 1950s outside of Moler's Market on E. Potomac Street. See the old B&O water tower on the right. Looks like a 1951 or '52 Buick They were sold in Brunswick. (Photo courtesy of Phil Lowery) Category:Smoketown People current
  • 16:57, 19 June 2022 diff hist +292 N File:Brunswick Street 2022.JPGBeautiful sunset photo taken of Brunswick Street after a rainstorm on April 1, 2022. The old West End Elementary School, now Sherman W. Lowry VFW Post 10421, is visible on the right. It was dedicated in 1905. (Photo by Hannah Vanbilliard) Category:Smoketown In and Around current
  • 00:49, 13 June 2022 diff hist +274 N File:APA Guy Lombardo 1965.jpegA cover letter that accompanied a proposed contract from the Agency of the Performing Arts (APA) in Chicago for Guy Lombardo to appear with his orchestra at the old Brunswick Fire Hall on May 12, 1965. (Courtesy of Mary Jo Brown) Category:Smoketown Music current
  • 00:47, 13 June 2022 diff hist +305 N File:APA Guy Lombardo 1965 (2).jpegA follow up letter from the APA to Sonny Cannon advising that Guy Lombardo's appearance at the old Fire Hall needed to be cancelled due to the bankruptcy of Lombardo's Florida nightclub. Sammy Kaye was available to perform instead. (Courtesy of Mary Jo Brown) Category:Smoketown Music current
  • 00:44, 13 June 2022 diff hist +253 N File:APA Guy Lombardo 1965 (1).jpegA proposal from the Agency of the Performing Arts (APA) in Chicago regarding the availability of Guy Lombardo or Sammy Kaye to perform with their orchestras at the old Brunswick Fire Hall in the Spring of 1965. (Courtesy of Mary Jo Brown) current
  • 22:22, 12 June 2022 diff hist +284 N File:BRLL Opening Day 54 Babo.jpegThe Railroader Little League Cubs on the first opening day in June, 1954. Manager Lee "Babo" Merriman on the right. (Photo taken from the home movies of Marvin Younkins, courtesy of the Younkins family and the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Category:Smoketown Baseball current
  • 22:21, 12 June 2022 diff hist +242 N File:BRLL Opening Day 54 Cubs.jpegThe Railroader Little League Cubs on the first opening day in June, 1954. (Photo taken from the home movies of Marvin Younkins, courtesy of the Younkins family and the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Category:Smoketown Baseball current
  • 22:19, 12 June 2022 diff hist +243 N File:BRLL Opening Day 54 Lions.jpegThe Railroader Little League Bears on the first opening day in June, 1954. (Photo taken from the home movies of Marvin Younkins, courtesy of the Younkins family and the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Category:Smoketown Baseball current
  • 22:18, 12 June 2022 diff hist +243 N File:BRLL Opening Day 54 Tigers.jpegThe Railroader Little League Bears on the first opening day in June, 1954. (Photo taken from the home movies of Marvin Younkins, courtesy of the Younkins family and the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Category:Smoketown Baseball current
  • 22:17, 12 June 2022 diff hist +243 N File:BRLL Opening Day 54 Bears.jpegThe Railroader Little League Bears on the first opening day in June, 1954. (Photo taken from the home movies of Marvin Younkins, courtesy of the Younkins family and the Brunswick Heritage Museum) Category:Smoketown Baseball current
  • 18:58, 12 June 2022 diff hist +1,381 N File:Flook Farmhouse 2.jpegThe two-story Flook Farmhouse, built in the early 20th century by Daniel Charles Flook was home to several generations of the Flook Family. The house incorporates design features from the Queen Anne Revival period (1880-1910), with its focus on elegance and simplicity, and the Colonial Revival period (1880-1930) with its use of design features common to colonial American architecture. The Flook house was the center of the Flook family farm and Daniel and Nena Flook raised their seven childr... current
  • 18:54, 12 June 2022 diff hist +322 N File:Machine Shop Capino-Green.jpgAccording to the library records, this photo shows Charlie Capino and Gene Green in a machine shop, dated August, 1974. Does anyone know where this shop was located? (From the Myer Kaplon Photo Collection at the Brunswick Community Library; Frederick County Public Libraries) Category:Smoketown People current
  • 18:53, 12 June 2022 diff hist +365 N File:New F&M Bank Welty.jpgKeith Welty takes his place behind the teller's desk at the then new Farmers & Mechanics bank branch soon after it opened on the corner of Maple Avenue and Souder Road on June 9, 1975. It is now PNC Bank. (From the Myer Kaplon Photo Collection at the Brunswick Community Library; Frederick County Public Libraries) Category:Smoketown Businesses current
  • 18:52, 12 June 2022 diff hist +345 N File:Bank Books.jpgBank book sleeves from the old Bank of Brunswick, which was located were City Hall is today. This was one of the primary ways people did their banking long before the Internet age, all in person. These items belonged to Brunswick businessman Donald Woods. (Courtesy of Nancy Merchant Langley) Category:Smoketown Advertising current

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