Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.
Looking north from Washington Monument, Baltimore, Md

Check out this beautiful view from the Washington Monument. Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore waterfront

Here's a great series of photos of the Baltimore waterfront from the early 20th century. Source: Library of Congress

Street scene showing Light Street at Lombard Street, Baltimore. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.

This is a cool old photo showing the intersection of Light and Lombard Streets in 1905. Here is the same intersection today.

John Eager Howard monument, Mount Vernon, Baltimore, 1909. Robert L. Harris Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection

This is an old photo of the John Eager Howard monument in Mount Vernon from 1909. Source: Maryland Historical Society

Biddle Alley, ca. 1911. Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Featured in Housing Conditions in Baltimore: Report of a Special Committee of the Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor and the Charity Organization Society, Submitting Results of an Investigation by Janet E. Kemp

Here is a great old photo from the Maryland Historical Society. This is a terrific resource, and you should think about donating to them to help support preserving Baltimore and Maryland history. Source: Maryland Historical Society

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Third shift workers waiting on a street corner to be picked up by car pools around midnight." Last seen at the lunch counter. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

Check out this great photo of workers on the street corner waiting to be picked up during World War II.

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

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.

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