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Maryland Crab House: 1938

Maryland Crab House: 1938

July 1938. "House in Negro section of Baltimore, Maryland." Crabs and clams to go, please. Medium-format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

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"Negro section"

According to the 2010 census, Baltimore ranks 5th, at 64%, among U.S. cities with the highest African-American populations. There is a long and rich culinary tradition here, with crabcakes being perhaps the most famous.

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