Faces & Places of Yesterday Baltimore Banana Steamer in 1905 Sep 1, 2013 Here’s an odd photo from 1905 showing a ship pulling into Baltimore harbor with a load of bananas. 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. Source: Shorpy Ghosts of Baltimore via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!