Now-and-then pictures: Chincoteague pony swim
THEN: In August 1946, a group of men and their horses - accompanied by a dog or two - gather in the dawn light at Chincoteague Island, Va. (Hans Marx, Baltimore Sun photo, 1946)
NOW: A barge transfers “saltwater cowboys” and their horses to the ponies’ landing spot in preparation for the 2013 Chincoteague pony swim. Behind them, red smoke goes off, signaling the swim will start soon. The 2014 swim will take place Wednesday, marking the 89th edition of the annual event. (Erin Kirkland, Baltimore Sun photo, 2013)
Baltimore shows its love for Mama Cass Elliot
Cass Elliot, with her mother, Bessie Cohen, on the left, enjoys a triumphant return to her hometown for Cass Elliot Day in Baltimore. (Baltimore Sun photo by Robert E. Hobby, August 16, 1973)
Her classmates at Forest Park High School knew her as Ellen Naomi Cohen, but the rest of the world knew her as Cass Elliot (or Mama Cass, owing to her days in The Mamas & the Papas, although she no longer appreciated the Mama moniker). And as July passed into August of 1973, with a triumphant return to her hometown of Baltimore less than three weeks away, life was looking pretty good.