1880s prostitute

How can you not look at this title and want to know what's up with this story? Below is a fascinating story that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun from September 28th, 1885. Short after 6 o'clock...
1916 view of the Deutschland

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. ...
Baltimore in 1904

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
Perspective map not drawn to scale. "Copyright ... Spofford & Hughes, New York." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 255 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. " ... sketched in pencil ... in the Fall of 1911." map 43 x 77 cm.

What a beautiful old image of Baltimore. We dug this one up at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress
Historic American Buildings Survey, From an old photo, DISTANT VIEW (Left to right, Church at Calvert and Pleasant Streets and First Unitarian Church, Charles and Franklin Streets) - Washington Monument, Mount Vernon Place & Washington, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Here's a photo which appears to be from some time in the 19th century. Source: Library of Congress
Historic American Buildings Survey E. H. Pickering, Photographer June 1936 VIEW FROM NORTHEAST - Waterloo Row, 606-628 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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.
Continuous stream of trolleys carrying workers from the Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard to downtown Baltimore disgorges passengers who rush for other trolleys and buses. Trolleys from other parts of the city are sent to this route at hours of the shift change in order to take care of the traffic and follow each at one minute intervals

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

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

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

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 ...
Bullets v. Capitals box score

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 ...
Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer

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 s...
Champion Orioles of 1894 Lying on the ground are: John McGraw and Willie Keeler. Front row: "Kid" Bill Gleason, Joe Kelly, Ned Hanlon, Wilbert Robinson, Bill Hoffer, and Hughie Jennings. Second row: Walter Brody, Henry Reitz, John McMahon, Frank Bowerman, and Artie Pool. Third row: Arthur Clarkson, George Hemming, George Carey and Bill Clark.

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 ...

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

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...

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