The Cone sisters and their irresistible passion for collecting art

Etta and Claribel Cone accumulated one of the world’s finest modern French Art collections for their side-by-side Bolton Hill apartments. Works by Matisse, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Picasso and other then-undiscovered artists covered their walls. Laces, shawls, sculpture, porcelain, rugs, precious stones and other artifacts covered flat surfaces.

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Abe Sherman: an unforgettable bookstore owner and war hero

You are a Baltimorean from way back if you shopped at Abe Sherman’s downtown newsstand and felt Abe’s eyes boring into the back of your head while browsing. He’d toss you out in a heartbeat if he thought you had mistaken the newsstand for a library.

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