It All Started with a Deli: the Attmans of Lombard Street with author M. Hirsh Goldberg

Join us at the JMM to hear from M. Hirsh Goldberg, author of It All Started with a Deli, about this remarkable story of business and family success. The Attman name is synonymous with Jewish Baltimore; their deli is one of the last remaining on Corned Beef Row, just across the street from our museum. After the talk, Goldberg will sign copies of his book.


It All Started With a Deli charts the history of the Attman family from when the first deli was opened in 1915 by Harry Attman. It shows how the values of hard work, ethical conduct, religious principles and concern for others, instilled by Harry Attman and his wife Ida into their three sons and future generations, created an astonishingly close, vibrant family whose members have founded major businesses while always giving back to the community.


“Few families have contributed so much to our City and State… The Attman story is one worth telling and sharing.” -Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland.


For more information, contact Program Manager Trillion Attwood at 410-732-6402 x215 or email