Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Pigtown in 1920

Faces & Places of Yesterday

1920s Film Footage of Pigtown

This is an incredible old film showing Baltimore’s Pigtown in the 1920s

Notable People & Places

Jim Palmer: Best Oriole Pitcher Ever

Remember Jim Palmer? Who doesn’t? He was the best pitcher ever to step on the mound wearing the orange and black. Maybe also the best ever to wear Jockey underwear? Take a look below...

Bizarre Baltimore

Richard “Candy Kid” Whittemore, Gang Leader Hanged in Baltimore

Before Bonnie and Clyde (i.e., Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow) captured the attention of a nation, we had Richard and Margaret, affectionately known as the Candy Kid and the Tiger Girl. They were arrested...

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

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...

Other Cool Stuff

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.

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.

Other Cool Stuff

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.