September 17, 2013

Map of the city and county of Baltimore, Maryland. From original surveys by J.C. Sidney, C.E.

1857 Map of the City and County of Baltimore

What a great old antebellum map of Baltimore and the county. This one is from 1857 and we dug it up at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress

Pan Am’s First Passenger Jet to Europe (1958)

This is a cross-post from Ghosts of DC. Aviation has a strong history in the Washington area. Following on the heels of our last aeronautical first (Concorde at Dulles), here is another first for the region and the country. In...

Baltimore traffic jam

The History of Traffic Lights in Baltimore

We wrote a post quite some time ago chronicling the history of traffic lights in Washington. Of course we have to do a little digging and see what the story is behind Baltimore’s traffic lights. The first article that we...

Tindeco ad in 1923

Girls! Girls! Girls! Good Wages. Steady Work.

What an eye-catching advertisement in the old classifieds of the Baltimore Sun. This is from February 26th, 1923, advertising jobs for the Tin Decorating Company of Baltimore (Tindeco).