Three Journals/Ledgers

[2016.0057.01-.03] These three ledgers are early business records from Chesapeake Beach, MD. The earliest ledger photographed is from 1898, the second is from 1912-1918, and the third is from 1930-1943. They reflect a portion of the many business ventures in Chesapeake Beach, MD (including the Chesapeake Beach Railway Co., the Chesapeake Beach

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Parlor Car Ticket

[2017.0003.04] This ticket was stamped and used on June 24, 1900, just two weeks after the official opening of the Chesapeake Beach Railway and Resort on June 9, 1900. 

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Postcard, Generic from Chesapeake Beach, MD, c.1910

[2017.0019.01] Postcards have always played a big role in Chesapeake Beach, MD. In the early 1900s, when there was no Facebook, Twitter, nor Internet, postcards were the tweets and emails of the day! They were a way of sharing trips and saying a quick hello in a new and fun

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The Fun House in Chesapeake Beach, MD, c. 1950s/60s

Chesapeake Beach Park operated from the mid-1940s to 1972. Chesapeake Beach Park was one of several iterations of attractions that operated here at the Beach. As in the past, the park carried on the tradition of amusement rides, games, food and fun! 

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