Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

1916 view of the Deutschland

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Photo of World War I German U-Boat Visiting Baltimore Harbor

Remember the post we did a while ago about the German sub that visited Baltimore Harbor during World War I? It was the Deutschland in 1916, before the U.S. entered the war. Here is another great photo...

Baltimore in 1904

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What Did Baltimore Look Like After the 1904 Fire?

Here’s a great old photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress. It’s a nice bird’s-eye view of the city. Source: Library of Congress

Perspective map not drawn to scale. "Copyright ... Spofford & Hughes, New York." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 255 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. " ... sketched in pencil ... in the Fall of 1911." map 43 x 77 cm.

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Bird’s Eye View of Baltimore in 1870

What a beautiful old image of Baltimore. We dug this one up at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress

Historic American Buildings Survey, From an old photo, DISTANT VIEW (Left to right, Church at Calvert and Pleasant Streets and First Unitarian Church, Charles and Franklin Streets) - Washington Monument, Mount Vernon Place & Washington, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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Baltimore Skyline in the 1870s

Here’s a photo which appears to be from some time in the 19th century. Source: Library of Congress Here’s another great city skyline shot from 1912.

Historic American Buildings Survey E. H. Pickering, Photographer June 1936 VIEW FROM NORTHEAST - Waterloo Row, 606-628 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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Images of Waterloo Row in 1830s and 1930s

Check out these great images from the Library of Congress. The first one is a painting from the 1830s, and the second, a photograph of the same area in the 1930s.

Continuous stream of trolleys carrying workers from the Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard to downtown Baltimore disgorges passengers who rush for other trolleys and buses. Trolleys from other parts of the city are sent to this route at hours of the shift change in order to take care of the traffic and follow each at one minute intervals

Trolleys from Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard

Below is a photo from 1943, showing crowds of people getting off the trolleys from Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard.

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Baltimore Waterfront in 1938

Here are a couple of photos of the Baltimore waterfront from 1938. Source: Library of Congress

Notre Dame Academy

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Notre Dame Academy Grounds in the 19th Century

Here’s a great old photo of Notre Dame Academy, taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the late 19th century. Source: Library of Congress

Bullets v. Capitals box score

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Baltimore Bullets Beat Washington Capitals; Take First Place

We came across this article from November 19th, 1944, when the Baltimore Bullets beat the Washington Capitals basketball team by the depressed score of 33 to 32. Washington, Nov. 18 (Special) — The Baltimore...

Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer

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F**k Face: Bill Ripken’s 1989 Fleer Baseball Card

Remember this? If you were a big baseball card collector, you sure do. Here’s a story about it from CNBC, posted December 9th, 2008. “I got a dozen bats in front of my locker...