Monthly Archives: November 2013

Like Bluefins from the Bay, Nobles of the Hardshells Survive


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By Jackie Nickel (10/28/1982) The day was hot, the beer was cold, and the steamed crabs were large and well-seasoned on an August afternoon in 1935 when the first gathering of the Ancient and Honorable Nobles of the Hardshells took … Continue reading

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RIP Gayety Theatre’s John H. “Bud” Nickel, Jr. (1971)


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Rites Set For J. H. Nickel, Former Operator Of Gayety (The Baltimore Sun, 4/8/1971) Funeral services for John H. Nickel, Jr., who with his sister owned and operated one of the city’s landmarks, the Gayety Theater and Nightclub on The Block, … Continue reading

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