Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

We Love Maps

1804 Map of Baltimore

Don’t miss this amazing old map of Baltimore from 1804.

Frederick Douglass High School

Faces & Places of Yesterday, Other Cool Stuff

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...

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Baltimore Skyline at Night From Emerson Tower

You're looking at the night skyline as seen from Emerson Tower in the 1920s. This has to be one of our recent favorites of Baltimore.

Featured, Other Cool Stuff

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...

Faces & Places of Yesterday, We Love Maps

1853 Towson Town Plan

Map dated Dec. 14, 1853 which shows proposed lots for a courthouse, jail and alms house in Towson Town, Md., if it is chosen as the county seat of Baltimore County by the voters.

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1872 Pier at Locust Point Terminus

Incredible 1872 photo of the Atlantic terminus for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

We Love Maps

1935 Map of Baltimore City

This old map of Charm City shows what it looked like in 1935. Click on it for more details.

The Best Of

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.

Other Cool Stuff

Outdoor Stalls on Eutaw in 1920s

This great photo shows a bunch of outdoor stalls on Eutaw St. at Marion in the 1920s. Here’s another cool one from Eutaw and Lexington. Check out this close up of the smiling man.

Lost History

French Consulate is Now a 7-Eleven

Of course it is. The old French Consulate in Baltimore was at Charles and Centre St. in the 1920s. There’s no longer a French Consulate in the city. In fact, there are a total...

Featured, Notable People & Places

Baltimore’s Camden Station in 1872

Old photo of Baltimore's Camden Station in 1872. Incredible details in a high quality image.

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Baltimore Harbor Viewed From Federal Hill in 1872

Incredible old photograph showing Baltimore Harbor from Federal Hill in 1872. You’re going to find the details fascinating.

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Where Are These Row Houses?

Help us figure out where these row houses sit today? Or, if they no longer stand. We uncovered these lovely photos at the Library of Congress. These images are from Baltimore in April 1939.

The Best Of

Lovely 1920s Film Footage of Baltimore’s Pigtown

Some incredible film footage of Baltimore in the 1920s. Don't miss this one.

Lost History

Trackless Trolleys of Baltimore

Here is a great series of photos we uncovered on Flickr thanks to Kevin Mueller. He has some terrific photos, so check them out.

We Love Maps

1894 Map of Baltimore

This great old map shows the city of Baltimore in 1894.

Then and Now

Then and Now: Maryland Ave. and 25th St.

Check out Maryland Ave. and 25th St. in Baltimore back in 1908. Compare it to the Google Street View of today.

Notable People & Places

Verda Welcome: 1st African-American State Senator

Verda Welcome was a Maryland politician. Welcome was the first black woman to be elected to a state senate. She survived an assassination attempt in 1964.

Faces & Places of Yesterday

1870 Photograph of Baltimore Harbor

This is one of the best old photos we’ve come across. Click on it for an incredibly detailed image. It’s just stunning. Source: Library of Congress

Introducing Baltimore's new trackless trolley with vest pocket guide to the Caroline-Preston-Gilmor St. no. 21 line, in effect, March 6, 1938

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Vest Pocket Guide to Baltimore’s New Trackless Trolley

Introducing Baltimore's new trackless trolley with vest pocket guide to the Caroline-Preston-Gilmor St. no. 21 line, in effect, March 6, 1938