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Brock Switzer

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  • A Year of Reflection: Our Favorite Photos of 2021

    • Art
    • Photography

    If you’re reading this blog post, then, first, congratulations! You made it through 2021 or, as I’ve seen it called, 2020 part two. All joking aside, it has been a whirlwind of a year. Pandemic numbers ebbed and flowed like tides, and we all tried our best to return to some semblance of normalcy in our lives, most of us finding out that “normal” has changed.

  • Telling a Story: A Documentarian Eye

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Conservation
    • Photography

    Documentary photography is a genre of the medium where the goal is to tell a story through images. The idea is to take photos that, viewed together, can give you a more complete understanding of an event, a person, or even just a location. A do

  • Biscuits Off the Beaten Path

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    I recently had cause to photograph some of our ephemera (a fancy word for printed memorabilia) from The Baltimore Steam Packet Company. You may be more familiar with their moniker “Old Bay Line.” One of the items I digitized was the menu for the Baltimore Steam Packet Company’s centennial celebration dinner on May 23, 1940.

  • A Small Look Back: Our Top Photos of 2020

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Conservation
    • Photography

    The Mariners' Staff Photographers share their favorite photos they created for The Mariners' Museum and Park in 2020.

  • Not Your Average Joe

    • Photography
    • Recreation
    • Women's History

    Marion Barbara “Joe” Carstairs would be the first to tell you that she was “never a little girl.” Joe saw a lot of racing success, taking the trophies at several competitions in Southampton and Cannes. In 1925 Joe became “the fastest woman on water” during the Duke of York’s Trophy, a four-and-a-half mile race down the Thames. 

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