Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Terrific Drawing of Johns Hopkins Hospital

This is a great drawing of Johns Hopkins Hospital that we found on the NIH website. Source: National Institutes of Health

Kennedy in helicopter (1961)

Historical Events, Notable People & Places

Kennedy Visits Patterson Park in ’62

Maybe a group of you remember this visit? We came across a neat story in The Baltimore Guide detailing an individual’s memories of meeting the President during his 1962 visit to the city. On...

proposed 20 million gallon reservoir for Baltimore

Notable People & Places

Map of Proposed 20 Billion Gallon Reservoir

This is a cool map that we found in The Baltimore Sun, from Thursday, November 5th, 1908. The initial funding of $5 million that year provided for building the dams necessary for the Loch Raven...

The 804-foot-long dirigible Hindenburg, the "Titanic of the Skies," soars above the Bromo-Seltzer Tower on its way to Lakehurst (N.J.) Naval Air Station on August 11, 1936. Nine months later, it would explode at Lakehurst, killing 35 passengers and crew. (Baltimore Sun)

Notable People & Places

Photo of Hindenburg Flying Over Baltimore in 1936

This is an incredible photo from 1936, showing the Hindenburg floating over Baltimore. Nine months later came the horrific accident in New Jersey. Make sure you share this one with family and friends on...

We Love Maps

Detailed Map of Guilford From 1926

Here’s a great find from the Maryland State Archives website. It’s a detailed plat of Guilford from May 10th, 1926.   Source: Maryland State Archives

Baltimore Medical College (1908)

Faces & Places of Yesterday, Featured

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

plane crash at Memorial Stadium 1976

Bizarre Baltimore

Plane Crashes Into Memorial Stadium

Donald Kroner crashed a plane into Baltimore's Memorial Stadium in 1976 after a Colts vs. Steelers game. Nobody was injured, but it made for a crazy story the next day.

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Trolleys inside the Park Terminal at night." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

Park Terminal at Night in 1943

Check out this beautiful photo of trolleys at night. This was taken in April of 1943. Source: Shorpy

East Baltimore residents

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East Baltimore Front Stoop

What a cool old photo from 1975. This is a group of older residents of East Baltimore hanging out on their front stoops. Any idea where this is? Diggin’ the shoes on that guy...

Bizarre Baltimore, Lost History

Nazi Rally Held at Lehmann Hall on North Howard Street (1935)

This may come as a great shock to you, but before the worst of World War II, a number of locals in Baltimore were supporters of Germany’s Nazi party. It’s almost unfathomable, but Baltimore...

1905 postcard

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A Postcard From Baltimore in 1905

Images like this are always great. This is an old postcard from a woman named Eva to her cousin Pattie, written on September 16th, 1905. Source: Smithsonian And, for good measure, here is what...

Boeing 314 taking off

Historical Events

Yankee Clipper Makes It’s First Transatlantic Flight (1939)

These were the glory days of flying, when you would dress up to get on a plane, and it was a luxurious experience. The glamorous flying boats of Pan Am crossed both the Atlantic...

In the Paper, This Day in History

Front Page News on November 5th, 1963

This was the front page of The Baltimore Sun exactly fifty years ago today. This was a few weeks prior to Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas and we were in the middle of the Cold War.

front of home in Roland Park

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Great Early 1900s Photos of Roland Park

Here are some terrific old photographs that we stumbled across in the Smithsonian archives. They show the old homes in Roland Park sometime between 1900 and 1920. Source: Smithsonian Can you identify some of...

ice cream and soda shop

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Help Identify This Ice Cream and Soda Shop From 1975

GoBmore! We need your help. Can you identify this photograph? Who’s the guy? The photo was taken in 1975 and the only hint I found was that it’s from East Baltimore. Source: Smithsonian

Baltimore Century Theatre

Century Theatre on West Lexington

Here’s a picture of one of the many popular Century Theatres located in Baltimore before the 1950s.The theatres lined the blocks of Lexington, Charles and Cathedral St.Unfortunately, the theatres were torn down in the...

Civilians and National Guard troops standing on the street of Harford Rd. and Lafayette Ave.

Featured, Historical Events

Baltimore Riot of 1968

The Baltimore Riot of 1968 was primarily caused by the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The riot in Baltimore didn’t start until two days after King’s death. The riots...

municipal baths - July, 1938

Municipal Baths

Would you go take a bath in this place? Yeesh. Any idea where these buildings are (were)? Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore Harbor 1903

Photos of Baltimore Harbor in 1903

Check out these cool photos of Baltimore Harbor. This is the harbor as seen from Federal Hill. Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore waterfront

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Cool Views of Waterfront in 1938

These are great old photos of the Baltimore waterfront from 1938. Thanks to the Library of Congress for these. Source: Library of Congress