Faces & Places of YesterdayThe Best Of This is What Baltimore Harbor Looked Like in 1973 Sep 19, 2013 This is bleak. Times were tough in the 1970s. Here’s a shot of what Baltimore Harbor looked like in 1973. Trash and Old Tires Litter the Shore at the Middle Branch of Baltimore Harbor, 01/1973. Source: U.S. National Archives Ghosts of Baltimore via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!