Frederick Douglass High School

Frederick Douglass High School in 1988

This is a terrific photo we dug up on Flickr. You’re looking at Frederick Douglass High School in West Baltimore, which was established in 1883. It’s the second-oldest high school in the country created specifically for African-American students. It was...

The Boys’ Latin School 1922 Class Photo

Here is an amazing old photo showing a class of young boys from The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. Fascinating to think what lives they went on to live. Given their age, I wouldn’t be surprised if some or many...

Amazing 1970s Video of Baltimore

You have to check this one out. We uncovered it on YouTube (of course). Mostly video of Baltimore, but a little or New York as well.

1904 Royce Car

Man Arrested for Speeding; Charged With Going 6 MPH

Yes … no joke. We found an article from The Baltimore Sun printed on January 23rd, 1904, mentioning the legal troubles of a man busted for going six miles per hour. Yes, six. Mr. William A. Schaum, president of the Schaum Automobile...

Front Page News on November 5th, 1963

This was the front page of The Baltimore Sun exactly fifty years ago today. This was a few weeks prior to Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas and we were in the middle of the Cold War.

Baltimore Harbor 1903

Photos of Baltimore Harbor in 1903

Check out these cool photos of Baltimore Harbor. This is the harbor as seen from Federal Hill. Source: Library of Congress

Cal Ripken Jr. high school photo - 1978

O’s No. 2 Draft Pick, Ripken, Fans 17 in 1978 Championship

Here’s a really cool article from the days before Cal Ripken Jr. as an Oriole. This article was printed on June 8th, 1978 Largo–Just one day after being chosen in major league baseball’s free-agent draft, Aberdeen’s Cal Ripken, Jr., displayed...

Memorial Stadium

30 Years Ago: Amazing O’s Comeback Against Milwaukee

Exactly 30 years ago today, the Baltimore Orioles played a day game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Memorial Stadium, in front of 35,804 depressed fans. Why were they depressed? Jim Palmer, then 37 years old, was terrible that day, giving...

1792 Map of the Town of Baltimore

Check out this awesome map we dug up at the Library of Congress. Make sure you click on it to get greater details. It’s pretty amazing. Source: Library of Congress

The Doors Live at the Lyric Theater in 1967

Digging through old newspaper archives, we came across this short piece in The Baltimore Sun from Sunday, October 8th, 1967. The group was to play the Lyric Theater the following Friday. We also shared a post a long time ago...

1910 Map of Central Baltimore

Curious what the city looked like over 100 years ago? Check out this old 1910 map of central Baltimore.