Photo of World War I German U-Boat Visiting Baltimore Harbor

Photo of World War I German U-Boat Visiting Baltimore Harbor

Remember the post we did a while ago about the German sub that visited Baltimore Harbor? It was the Deutschland in 1916, before the U.S. entered the war. Here is another great photo of the sub. Source: Library of Congress And here’s ...

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What Did Baltimore Look Like After the 1904 Fire?

What Did Baltimore Look Like After the 1904 Fire?

Here’s a great old photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress. It’s a nice bird’s-eye view of the city. Source: Library of Congress

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Bird’s Eye View of Baltimore in 1870

Bird’s Eye View of Baltimore in 1870

What a beautiful old image of Baltimore. We dug this one up at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress

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Baltimore Skyline in the 1870s

Baltimore Skyline in the 1870s

Here’s a photo which appears to be from some time in the 19th century. Source: Library of Congress

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Images of Waterloo Row in 1830s and 1930s

Images of Waterloo Row in 1830s and 1930s

Check out these great images from the Library of Congress. The first one is a painting from the 1830s, and the second, a photograph of the same area in the 1930s.

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Trolleys from Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard

Trolleys from Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard

Below is a photo from 1943, showing crowds of people getting off the trolleys from Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard.

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Baltimore Waterfront in 1938

Baltimore Waterfront in 1938

Here are a couple of photos of the Baltimore waterfront from 1938. Source: Library of Congress

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Notre Dame Academy Grounds in the 19th Century

Notre Dame Academy Grounds in the 19th Century

Here’s a great old photo of Notre Dame Academy, taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the late 19th century. Source: Library of Congress

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We’re Taking a Break

We’re Taking a Break

Time for break in the action. Ghosts of Baltimore will be going radio silent next week so we can recharge our batteries. We’ll keep retweeting old posts and sharing the occasional post on Facebook so you get your fix of ...

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Baltimore Bullets Beat Washington Capitals; Take First Place

Baltimore Bullets Beat Washington Capitals; Take First Place

We came across this article from November 19th, 1944, when the Baltimore Bullets beat the Washington Capitals basketball team by the depressed score of 33 to 32. Washington, Nov. 18 (Special) — The Baltimore Bullets took first place in the ...

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F**k Face: Bill Ripken’s 1989 Fleer Baseball Card

F**k Face: Bill Ripken’s 1989 Fleer Baseball Card

Remember this? If you were a big baseball card collector, you sure do. Here’s a story about it from CNBC, posted December 9th, 2008. “I got a dozen bats in front of my locker during the 1988 season. I pulled ...

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Baltimore Went Wild Over Orioles in 1894

Baltimore Went Wild Over Orioles in 1894

The Orioles and baseball go back a long way with the city of Baltimore. Before the current O’s arrived in 1954, there were earlier teams of the same name. We came across an interesting article in The Baltimore Sun from August ...

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Map of Canal Route from Baltimore to Washington

Map of Canal Route from Baltimore to Washington

This is a fascinating map from 1838, showing a potential route for a canal between Baltimore and Washington. Source: Library of Congress

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Baltimore History Traced in Street Names

Baltimore History Traced in Street Names

This is a fascinating old article that we came across in The Baltimore Sun. It was printed on July 26th, 1914 and we just have to share it with you. The study of street names in any city involves in ...

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Travel Map of Baltimore in 1848

Travel Map of Baltimore in 1848

This is a travel map of Baltimore from 1848. Click on it for a larger version. Source: University of Texas Libraries

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