Faces & Places of Yesterday

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.

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

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 ...

Here's a really old poster that we dug up on the Library of Congress site. Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore Penn Station

Check out this great series of photos, taken of Baltimore Penn Station in 1977. Source: Library of Congress

Circa 1903. "Baltimore from Federal Hill." A freight terminal (O'Donnell's Wharf) and the Patapsco flour mill. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative.

We posted this photo a while back, but now have a clearer version to share with you. Click on it for a much larger version. Source: Shorpy

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