Maryland Prints

$144.00$145.00

Professional Quality Prints: Professional-grade photo papers, top-of-the-line printers, and a skilled team of technicians that review every single image.

Fast delivery: Print orders ship in just one business day from receipt of order by the vendor.

Description

Fine-Art Photography Prints of Maryland by Jacqueline LaRocca

Feeling Something from Long Ago on the Eastern Shore of Maryland 

To the east of Washington D.C., across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, is the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland. While mainly a destination for beachgoers, there is living history in the small towns between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  

Talbot County 

A land settled by Planters, Patriots, and Politicians 

Rivers wind through hamlets of land, leading to large, historic, gracious waterfront estates throughout Talbot County. Viewed from the road, these estates are recognizable by long, tree-lined private driveways. Some houses have a sign with the house’s original name. During the 1600, 1700, and early 1800s, many of these estates were plantations owned by early landowners of Maryland. The Lloyd, Tilghman, and Goldsborough families were a few of the early settlers in Talbot County. They were planters, patriots, and politicians. These families served in the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil War.   

The Lloyd family built Wye House, a stately antebellum plantation on the Miles Rivers. The famous enslaved Fredrick Douglass was born several miles away, across the fields at Tuckahoe plantation. Once he became of age, Frederick Douglass spent his first enslaved years during his early childhood at Wye House. Later in life, as a freeman, Frederick Douglass returned to visit the plantation and its then-owners. Fredrick Douglass writes about his experience at Wye House in his autobiography “My Bondage and My Freedom,” published in 1855. 

The early families of Talbot County frequently intermarried, resulting in many grand estates that still exist today. I have been fortunate to visit these privately owned, remarkable properties by attending charity events that feature house tours.  

Tilghman Island 

Tilghman Island is a small island in Talbot County surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Choptank River and is a great destination to photograph commercial fishing boats, water views, and architecture. Indigenous Native American tribes initially inhabited Tilghman Island. You can still find arrowheads along the shoreline. British soldiers occupied the island during the winter of 1814. Today, watermen live and work on Tilghman Island fishing for oysters, crabs, and fish. Local boat captains offer fishing charters. You will see many photos from here in my Fine Art Photography of Maryland.

Saint Michaels

Situated north of Tilghman Island is the historic town of St. Michaels. Local lore is that it was “the town that fooled the British” during the War of 1812. Residents hung lanterns in high places to misguide British gunfire from a water attack on the Chesapeake Bay. While some homes were damaged, the British withdrew, and the town survived. St. Michaels is also associated with Frederick Douglass. The St. Michaels Museum offers a Frederick Douglass Walking Tour to see the historical sites related to his time there. 

Dorchester County

The Choptank River, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the Underground Railroad

Alongside Talbot County is Dorchester County, the largest county on the eastern shore. Dorchester was settled in 1669 by early landowners adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay and the Choptank River. 

Harriett Tubman was born, enslaved, and conducted the underground railroad in the center of Dorchester County. Above all The Harriett Tubman Museum and Educational Center provide visitors with information about Harriett’s enslaved life and the famous underground railroad. Harriett navigated the swampy waters of Blackwater Refuge to guide the enslaved to escape northward to freedom on the underground railroad. Today, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located in Cambridge, Maryland, is miles of picturesque wetlands and forests offering a refuge for migratory birds, waterfowl, Canadian geese, and bald eagles. An excellent destination for wildlife and nature photography.  

Cambridge

Within Dorchester County is historic Cambridge. The English settled in Cambridge in 1684, building large plantations. Downtown Cambridge is a contrast of loveliness and darkness. Beautiful, historic homes line the downtown streets of Cambridge towards the Choptank River. A few blocks away is the historic Dorchester County Court House. During the 1800s, the courthouse was the site of slave auctions and public hangings. Ultimately, during the 1960s, Cambridge was the site of civil rights marches ending racial segregation in the county. 

Further south in Dorchester County is Hoopers Island on the Chesapeake Bay. The Hooper family settled on the island in the 1600s. Hooper’s descendants were active in the American Revolution on the Eastern Shore. Hoopers Island is now home to commercial watermen and boating captains offering fishing charters. A beautiful, rustic area to photograph. 

Assateague Island

Eastward to the Atlantic Ocean is Assateague Island. Assateague is a barrier island between the Delmarva Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean. First home to the Assateague Native Americans, it was later conquered by the British in the 1660 and 1700s, overtaking the Assateague Native American Tribes. The island now attracts visitors for its rustic beaches, feral horses, and lighthouse.  

Overall, the Eastern Shore of Maryland holds fascinating places worth exploring and photographing.  Please enjoy my Fine Art Photography of Maryland.

You may also like my other website Haunted Traveler Photography

Additional information

Photo

Assateague Island Footprints, Black Walnut Point, Clouds over Blackwater Refuge, Fishing Boat in Winter, Hoopers Island, Snow Geese On Blackwater Refuge, Sun over Blackwater, Unionville Church Ruins, Tilghman Island Willow Trees, Baltimore At Night, Adirondack Bench Black Walnut Point, Tred Avon River, Lady Patty Sailboat, Hammock on Black Walnut Point, Deck of Lady Patty, Bench on Blackwater Refuge, Assateague Island Sand, Ruins of Unionville Church, Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House, Tilghman Island Tree, The Lady Patty, Watermen Mural Oxford Maryland, Tred Avon River Oxford MD-2, Tred Avon River Oxford MD, The Robert Morris Inn Oxford Maryland, The Academy House Oxford Maryland, Tench Tilghman Gravesite Oxford Maryland, Strand Beach Oxford Maryland, Painted Fence Oxford Maryland, Oxford Market, Oxford Inn Popes Tavern Oxford Maryland, Oxford Bellevue Ferry Oxford MD, John Wesley Church Oxford Maryland, Historic House Oxford Maryland, Artist Studio Oxford Maryland, American Flag Tilghman Island MD, Chesapeake Bay Tilghman Island, Bird Nest Tilghman Island MD, Abandoned House on Tilghman Island

Print Size

Color

Black and White

Brand

Jacqueline LaRocca Photography

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

You may also like…