Cone, Herman and Helen in their Baltimore Home, 1895


Herman and Helen Cone in their Baltimore Home, 1895

In 1870, Herman Cone and his wife Helen (née Guggenheimer) moved from Jonesborough, Tennessee, to Baltimore, Maryland. At the time, they had seven children; six more followed. In the late nineteenth century, Baltimore was home to a large and thriving German-Jewish community, and the Cones fit in well. This photograph of the Cones playing cards in their home at 1607 Eutaw Place was taken in 1895, two years before Herman’s death.