Blakeslee-Lane Photographs

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Blakeslee-Lane Photographs


Historic buildings
Churches and synagogues
Monuments and memorials
Department stores


This collection of photographic prints and negatives contains images of Baltimore buildings, monuments, and street scenes taken by Blakeslee-Lane, Inc.

Blakeslee-Lane was founded by two former Baltimore News photographers, George Walton Blakeslee, Sr. and Horace P. Lane, who opened a studio at 106 East Pleasant Street in 1931. In addition to illustrating news stories, their studio supplied photographs for advertising copy and soon gained the trade of the city’s major department stores: Hecht’s, Hutzler's, Stewart's and Hochschild-Kohn's. As a result of their success, they moved to 343 St. Paul Street and took on a third partner, Theodore C. Andersen. After World War II, the studio became a midtown fixture at 916 North Charles Street.

The complete Blakeslee-Lane collection at the University of Baltimore consists of 1.5 linear feet of photographic prints and negatives, which are described in the collection database. From the complete collection, 40 images have been selected for this exhibit.




Use of these images is governed by U.S. copyright law. The University of Baltimore Special Collections and Archives makes digital surrogates of collections accessible if they are in the public domain, the rights are owned by the University of Baltimore, the Special Collections and Archives has permission to make them accessible, or there are no known restrictions on use. Due to the nature of archival collections, rights information is not always discernible. The Special Collections and Archives is eager to hear from any rights owners wishing to provide accurate information. Upon request, material will be removed from view while a rights issue is addressed. Contact the Special Collections and Archives for more information regarding this image.




Still image



Date Created



40 images

Collection Items

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1957

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1958

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) undated

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1961-04-24

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1961-04-24

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1959-07-07

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1941-08-13

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1953-07

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1930-11-19

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) undated

Blakeslee-Lane, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) 1957-06-19
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