Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club Photograph Collection - PP233

Maryland Historical Society

Photograph Collection Inventory List

Special Collections Department

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ELKRIDGE-HARFORD HUNT CLUB PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION,

1930-1978

PP233


1 BOX

 Processed by Damon Talbot, June 2012

History

The Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club Photograph Collection contains photographs and negatives relating to the Elk Ridge Fox Hunting Club, the Elkridge Hounds, Inc., the Harford Hunt Club, and the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club.

The Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club (EHHC) was founded as the Elk Ridge Fox Hunting Club by the wealthy horse-owning elite of Baltimore and the surrounding countryside. The group was dedicated to preserving the “noble sport of fox-hunting” in Maryland, and provided a social and recreational outlet from its members’ business pursuits in Baltimore City.

In 1920, the organization incorporated to become the Elkridge Hounds, Inc. Baltimore City’s continued expansion and the economic problems of the Great Depression led to the Elkridge Hounds Merger with the Harford Hunt Club in 1934 to become the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club.  In 1978, the EHHC celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a dinner-dance at the Elkridge Club on Charles Street Avenue. The occasion was also marked by the publication of numerous articles and two small books relating to the history of the EHHC and to fox hunting in Maryland. 

EHHC activities include breeding and training hounds, stabling horses, organizing hunts and steeplechases, as well as various dinner, teas, and dances for the socialization of its members.  The organization has maintained a strict code of dress and etiquette for both the hunts and the events at the Club House. EHHC also has a webpage at www.ehhounds.com

The creator of this collection, Mr. J. Rieman McIntosh (1905 - 1990), served as president of the EHHC from1939 – 1941, 1946-1953, and 1971-1972. He also served as secretary of the club from 1936-1939. He is the author of The Elkridge Fox Hunting Club: Stories of the Hunts, 1880 - 1884 and A History of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, 1878 – 1978, which are both contained in the collection. (These books can also be found in the main reading room of the Maryland Historical Society) Mr. McIntosh collected memorabilia and organizational records related to the EHHC as research for his books, and he and his family saved most of the EHHC correspondence and publications that they received. His widow, Mrs. Mayo Bryan, was responsible for the donation of the collection.

Sources:

 A history of the Elkridge Fox Hunting Club, the Elkridge Hounds, the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, 1878-1978 / compiled by J. Rieman McIntosh, McIntosh, J. Rieman, Monkton, MD : [Press of Schneidereith and Sons], 1978. MSK287.E43M11

Elkridge-Harford Hounds, accessed on October 8, 2010, http://www.ehhounds.com. 

Collection Origin

 Given to the Maryland Historical Society by Mrs. J. Rieman McIntosh/Mrs. Mayo Bryan. The collection was donated in several stages from 1971 and 2002 as part of the larger Rieman Family Collection, MS 3045.  Accession number: 005612 

Scope and Content

 The Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club Photograph Collection consists of 1 box of prints and negatives spanning the years 1930 – 1978. Most of the items are undated. The collection is organized into 3 folders.

Folders 1 and 2 contain prints and negatives of Hunt club members and hounds. Folder 3 contains prints and negatives of the Harford Hunt Club and Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club buildings. There are two strips of 35 mm negatives with 7 images at the end of folder 3. The other negatives are 4 x 5 inch. This folder also contains an envelope identifying the negatives in the collection.

Note: PP 233.2 is a cropped and altered image of the negative PP 233.18.

See also the following related manuscript collections:  

         McIntosh Fox Bounty Collection, 1922-1938, MS 3041

         Rieman Family Collection, 1815-1991, MS 3045

         Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club Manuscript Collection, 1884-1992, MS 3061

         Henry Rieman & Sons Business Papers, 1863-1908, MS 2785

See also the following related photograph collections:

         Rieman Family Photograph Collection, PP 252    

See also the following sources in the Maryland Historical Society’s Main Reading Room:      

A history of the Elkridge Fox Hunting Club, the Elkridge Hounds, the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, 1878-1978 / compiled by J. Rieman McIntosh, McIntosh, J. Rieman, Monkton, MD : [Press of Schneidereith and Sons], 1978. MSK287.E43M11

 

Container List

Download the complete Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club Photograph Collection Finding Aid (PDF)

 

Item ID

Description

Date

Folder

PP 233.1 - PP 233.10

Huntsmen: Prints and negatives of huntsmen and dogs

nd

1

PP 233.11 - PP 233.21

Huntsmen: Prints and negatives of huntsmen and dogs

ca 1930's, Dec. 15, 1930, nd

2

PP 233.22 - PP 233.36

Hunt Club: Prints and negatives of the Harford Hunt Club and the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club

1978, nd

3


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