Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Little Italy residents in 1943 react to Italian surrender

Historical Events

Little Italy Reacts to Home Country’s Surrender to Allies in 1943

It must have a been a time of great internal conflict for a number of Little Italy residents during World War II. Many of them were born and raised in Italy, and their home...

1979 Camden Yards plan

Historical Trivia

Camden Yards Development Project Canceled

This isn't the Camden Yards you're probably thinking of. We stumbled across an interesting article in the Baltimore Sun from 1984.

flag over the custom house - 1861

Historical Events

Confederate Riots Suppressed; Union Flag Flies Over Baltimore

Last week we wrote about how the city of Baltimore was perceived to be unfriendly to the Union. That’s because it was. Lincoln was going to be in a seriously bad place if both...

Severna Park advertisement in 1909

Old Ads & Classifieds

1909 Advertisement for Severna Park

We’re doing some late night browsing of old classifieds and came across this cool one from 1909. It was printed in the Baltimore Sun on Sunday, April 11th.

Haussners in 1937

The Famous Haussner’s Restaurant

Haussner’s Restaurant was one of Baltimore’s most famous landmarks. It was opened in 1926 by William Haussner and remained opened for the next 73 years until it closed on October 6, 1999. The restaurant...

runaway slave notice - July 3rd, 1858

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$200 Reward for Runaway Slave Lewis Edwards

There are so many notices like this in the newspapers back before the Civil War. The notice below is from the Baltimore Sun, printed on July 3rd, 1858. The address on Lombard St. is right...

Baltimore Sun - January 7th, 1850

Other Cool Stuff

Baltimore Penitentiary Statistics in 1850

This is an absolutely fascinating article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun. It shows statistics for prisoners in the penitentiary.

Baltimore Amoco gas station between Howard and Centre

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Old Amoco Gas Station at Howard and Centre Streets

Here is a photo of a Baltimore Amoco Gas Station in the 1930s. The gas station was located in downtown Baltimore between Howard St. and Centre St.

Notable People & Places

Three Bad First-Round Picks by the Orioles

Okay, sorry to do this … but, here’s one more post highlighting the failures of the O’s. We were an awesome team in 1996 and 1997, but then over a decade of mediocrity driven...

Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "A chestnut vendor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Other Cool Stuff

The Baltimore Chestnut Vendor

Rich guys on the right. Regular folks on the left. What a fascinating image of the past. Where is this taken?

May 1943. Baltimore, Maryland. "Electric welders working on the Liberty ship Frederick Douglass at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards." Photo by Roger Smith for the Office of War Information.

Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard for Victory

What a powerful photo from World War II. Here are two shipyard workers building the Liberty Ship Frederick Douglass in 1943. Source: Shorpy

Roland Park in 1961

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Map of Roland Park in 1961

How much do you love maps? These are awesome. Here’s a great one that we dug up of Roland Park from 1961. Source: Johns Hopkins University

Glenn Davis

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Three Worst Trades in Orioles History

Ugh, I hate to do this, stirring up old, painful memories, but … here is a list of the three worst acquisitions in the history of the Baltimore Orioles. Feel free to debate below...

1877 map of Annapolis

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1877 Map of Annapolis

Okay, this isn’t Baltimore, but it’s a really cool old map. And, we all love maps. I present to you … Annapolis in 1877. Source: Library of Congress

Lafayette Square

Historical Trivia

City of Baltimore vs. the United States; Baltimore Not “Loyal” During Civil War

Now this is a fascinating find from the Baltimore Sun, printed on February 27th, 1908. Most of the Civil War buffs out there know that Baltimore had questionable to nonexistent loyalty to the Union during...

Baltimore MTA bus

Other Cool Stuff

Baltimore MTA bus in the 1970s

Check out this old school shot of an MTA bus at Howard and Centre. Source: Kevin Mueller

B&W photograph of the 2900 block of North Calvert St., Baltimore in snow. Most likely taken during the 1920's or 1930's.

1920s View of a Snowy North Calvert Street

Source: Enoch Pratt Library Here’s a cool photo from the 1920s, and it’s something we probably won’t be seeing this winter.

Raybestos advertisement

Old Ads & Classifieds

Check Brakes, Reline With Raybestos

Check out this cool old advertisement we dug up on Vintage Baltimore. GoBmore reader Pat, sent the Flickr feed over, and if you haven’t checked it out, you need to. It’s great. Source: Flickr...

Fallsway 1950s

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Downtown at Fallsway in the 1950s

What a cool photo. We dug this one up on Flickr. Source: petespix75

Faces & Places of Yesterday, Old Ads & Classifieds

October 30th, 1926: Navy vs. Michigan

Cool! Check out this old advertisement from the Baltimore Sun advertising the Navy vs. Michigan football game on October 30th, 1926. Navy was 5-0 and Michigan was 4-0 when they played in Baltimore. Michigan was...