These web pages are the electronic version of an exhibit assembled in 1987 by Marion E. Warren and his daughter Mame Warren, former curator of photographs here at the Maryland State Archives. The Eye of the Beholder represents a lifetime of work by award-winning photographer Marion E. Warren, from his budding interest in photography as a young man in Missouri through his years as a Navy photographer during World War II, a commercial photographer, and finally his interest in preserving historic photographs and documenting the people and environs of the Chesapeake Bay.

The exhibit is broken into eight sections, each containing twelve photographs. The captions are quotations from Marion Warren himself, gathered from oral history interviews performed by his daughter Mame as part of the preparation for this exhibit.

Three women playing in the surf, Ocean City THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER:  
Mr. Warren's favorite examples of his work 
 The Eiffel Tower, Thanksgiving morning, 1946 THE WAR AND BEFORE:  
Mr. Warren's early work and World War II Navy photographs 
 Snowstorm on Church Circle, Annapolis SLEEPYTIME ANNAPOLIS 1947-1960:  
Documenting Maryland's state capital 
 The Anna Florence at the City Dock, Annapolis ANNAPOLIS IN BLOSSOM 1960-1988:  
Watching Annapolis grow from a small town to a bustling tourist and sailing center 
 Steaming Crabs THE CHESAPEAKE BAY:  
Boats, shipping, watermen, and wildlife on the world's largest estuary 
 Gay Street Bridge during a flood, Baltimore City VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS:  
Preserving Maryland's photographic heritage 
 Aerial photograph of Annapolis CITYSCAPE:  
Baltimore, Annapolis, and the growth of Maryland's suburbs 
 Church on the Eastern Shore of Maryland ABOUT MARYLAND:  
Recording a changing state 

Biography of Marion E. Warren

Bibliography of Marion E. Warren and Mame Warren's Books

Exhibit Sponsors and Credits

Photographs at the Maryland State Archives

Museum Without Walls

The Maryland Public Television production Marion E. Warren: The Eye of the Beholder has been awarded an Emmy for best regional documentary. To order a copy of this hour-long documentary, contact Maryland Public Television at 410-581-4097 or TDD 1-800-627-6788
photograph of the Emmy award

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