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Mash Glass Negatives

Identifier: R0063-MASH

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes 588 glass plate negatives and photographic prints dated between 1903 and 1908 showing scenes in and around Baltimore. The collection also contains a scrapbook showing the 1904 Baltimore fire. The glass plate negatives and prints are numbered. The collection was compiled by Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Briscoe.


  • 1903-1908


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Gloves are recommended when handling fragile and photographic material.

Historical Note

The collection was assembled by Nathan Mash, a Baltimore meat packer who developed a method for curing low salt content ham. Mr. Mash served as a member of the Board of Trustees when the University of Baltimore was a private university.


5.33 Linear Feet (7 containers) : 588 glass plate negatives and photographic prints

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Collection is arranged in two series:

  • Glass Negatives
  • Prints

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Nathan Mash in 1977.

Finding aid for the Mash Glass Negatives
Finding aid prepared by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA