Fox Hunting on Back River, 1883

“Pictured in 1883 at George S. Brown’s ducking club on Back River, in the area of today’s Essex Skypark, are members of Elkridge Hunt Club. Pictured from left to right are (first row) George S. Brown, Cary McHenry, unidentified, Fred Shriver, Frank S. Hambleton, and Joseph H. Voss; (second row) John Gill, Harry Harwood, Alexander Brown, and T. Swann Latrobe. The Browns ran the prosperous Baltimore banking company Alex. Brown and Sons.” — Jackie Nickel