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Baltimore and its unexpected Czech heritage / Baltimore a jeho prazvlastni Ceske kulturni dedictvi

Baltimore painted screens google imageDo you know what I love the most about blogging with Czechmate Diary? I learn something new almost every day! For instance, take this example: did you know that Baltimore used to have a neighborhood called Little Bohemia? I had no idea this Maryland capital has traces of Czech heritage!

I guess the city is known for its painted screens (see image above), which seem to be a mark of almost every house. This popular art craze was started by a CZECH GUY, William Octavec, who in 1913 painted his first screen, illustrating goods for sale inside his store.

This eye-opening article was sent to me by one of you guys, so thank you! If you would like to read the whole story click here.

CZ: Vite, co se mi na blogovani s Czechmate Diary libi nejvic? Ze se neustale dovidam plno novych informaci. Napriklad toto: vedeli jste, ze Baltimore, hlavni mesto Marylandu, mival mestkou ctvrt zvanou “Little Bohemia”? A to neni vsechno! Toto mesto je pry take velmi zname svymi malbami na oknech skoro kazdeho domecku. Tento prazvlastni malirsky trend zacal v roce 1913 Cech William Octavec, ktery se rohodl pokreslit okna sve samoobsluhy obrazky zbozi, ktere bylo v krame k dostani.

Clanek mi poslala jedna ctenarka, tak ji za to vrele dekuji. Podrobnosti si muzete precist zde.

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3 comments… add one
  • Jana V May 22, 2010, 11:47 am

    Ric Ocasek lead singer for The Cars was born in Baltimore. His wife is Czech model Paulina Porizkova.

  • Sarka May 22, 2010, 12:28 pm

    wow, I had no idea about the post or about Vocasek! Now it all makes sense 😉

  • Jana V May 22, 2010, 12:31 pm

    Ric Ocasek born Richard T Otcasek maybe during Ellis Island they misspelled his ancestor’s name

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