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.

Inside a 1905 Baltimore Streetcar

Photograph of the interior, from the front platform to the center, of a United Railways and Electric Company standard Brill semi-convertible car in Baltimore, Maryland.

Cruising the Baltimore Streets in a Jitney

Photograph taken of a loaded jitney bus traveling east on Fayette Street at its intersection with Gay Street in Baltimore, Maryland. One passenger each is standing on the rear and side footboards. A streetcar is stopped at the intersection (left).

Amazing Lost Baltimore Streetcars

Incredible series of photos from 1915 showing Baltimore streetcars across the city. Published by the president of the United Railways & Electric Company.

Imperial Airways Flying Boat Over Baltimore in 1937

We love old photos of airplanes flying over Charm City. Take a look at this one from November 17th, 1937 showing Imperial Airways‘ flying boat over the city. Imperial Airways was a British long-range airline, operating in the 1920s and...

three Baltimore Black Sox

Negro League’s Baltimore Black Sox

This is a terrific photo that we found on the Internet, but unfortunately it wasn’t labeled with a date. Anyone out there know when this was taken or who these three ballplayers are?

Baltimore Medical College (1908)

Baltimore Medical College in 1908

This is a great old image of the Baltimore Medical College as it looked in 1908. Source: National Institutes of Medicine

This map is Plate No. 25 from a J.H. Colton atlas that we believed was published in 1857. Copyright statement on map: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York." On verso: "The District of Columbia", text on three columns.

Another Awesome Map of Baltimore (1857)

We love these maps, and I’m sure you guys do as well. Check this one out. It shows the layout of the city in 1857. Look at square 16, that’s where Camden Yards sits today. Source: Johns Hopkins Library This...

Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "Unloading banana steamer." A teeming scene that calls to mind the paintings of Brueghel, if Brueghel ever did bananas. Note the damage from the Great Fire of 1904.

Baltimore Banana Steamer in 1905

Here’s an odd photo from 1905 showing a ship pulling into Baltimore harbor with a load of bananas. Source: Shorpy

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.