Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Champion Orioles of 1894 Lying on the ground are: John McGraw and Willie Keeler. Front row: "Kid" Bill Gleason, Joe Kelly, Ned Hanlon, Wilbert Robinson, Bill Hoffer, and Hughie Jennings. Second row: Walter Brody, Henry Reitz, John McMahon, Frank Bowerman, and Artie Pool. Third row: Arthur Clarkson, George Hemming, George Carey and Bill Clark.

Baltimore Went Wild Over the Orioles in 1894

The Orioles and baseball go back a long way with the city of Baltimore. Before the current O’s arrived in 1954, there were earlier teams of the same name. We came across an interesting...

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Map of Canal Route from Baltimore to Washington

This is a fascinating map from 1838, showing a potential route for a canal between Baltimore and Washington. Source: Library of Congress

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Baltimore History Traced in Street Names

This is a fascinating old article that we came across in The Baltimore Sun. It was printed on July 26th, 1914 and we just have to share it with you. The study of street...

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Travel Map of Baltimore in 1848

This is a travel map of Baltimore from 1848. Click on it for a larger version. Source: University of Texas Libraries

1905 Post of Hopkins Student Playing Lacrosse

Here’s a really old poster that we dug up on the Library of Congress site. Source: Library of Congress

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1795 Map of Maryland

What a cool old map of Maryland. This one’s from 1795. Click on it for a larger version. Source: University of Pittsburgh Darlington Digital Library

Faces & Places of Yesterday, Featured

Mayor D’Alesandro Protests Suburban Virginia Airport for D.C. (1949)

This is a great post that we’re sharing on our sister site, Ghosts of DC. Airline traffic was getting too heavy for National Airport to handle by the end of the 1940s. The region’s...

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Detailed Map of Naval Academy Grounds in 1924

Now this is one of the cooler maps that we’ve found. It shows the campus of the Naval Academy in 1924. Source: University of Texas Libraries

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Lord Baltimore’s Map of Maryland in 1732

This is a really old, 1732 map of Maryland and neighboring states by the namesake of Charm City, Lord Baltimore. Source: University of Pittsburgh Darlington Digital Library

Baltimore Penn Station

Other Cool Stuff

1977 Aerial Photos of Baltimore Penn Station

Check out this great series of photos, taken of Baltimore Penn Station in 1977. Source: Library of Congress