Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

1905 map of Baltimore

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Detailed 1905 Map of Baltimore

What a terrific old map. This one is from 1905. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

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Amazing 1927 Aerial Photograph of Baltimore

How cool is this high-altitude photograph of the city. Click on it for a much larger version and tell us what you see. The details are amazing. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

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Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Neglect of Duty

Those are not charge you would like to have thrust upon you if you’re a Baltimore police officer. Sadly, for one such individual, this happened and was reported in The Baltimore Sun on May 2nd,...

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Accident Cuts Brakeman’s Body in Two

You read that correctly. This is a ghastly accident that we read about in The Baltimore Sun, printed on May 8th, 1911. Falling between freight cars being switched in the lower yards at Locust Point,...

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Prohibition Officers Seize 9,600 Bottles of Beer

Such a sad time … not being able to drink beer? What a horrible idea Prohibition was. Below is an article that we dug up from The Washington Post, detailing the seizure of a lot...

1877 map of Johns Hopkins Hospital

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1877 Detailed Plan of Johns Hopkins Hospital

Here’s a cool old map from 1877 showing the layout of Johns Hopkins Hospital. So cool. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

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1896 Map of Reservoir Hill, Penn North, Bolton Hill, and Druid Heights

This is a cool old map from 1896. Check it out and click on it for a larger version. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library Here’s the same area on a Google Map today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=39.308535,-76.630669&spn=0.024074,0.045104&t=m&z=15&output=embed]

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1905 Chart of Approaches to Baltimore Harbor

Here’s an interesting old map from 1905 showing the shipping lanes and approaches to Baltimore Harbor. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

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Wild Italian Man Dances Naked in the Streets

How can you not click on a post with this title? That’s what we thought when we came across this amusing article in The Washington Post, printed on August 3rd, 1907. Baltimore, Md., Aug. 2.–A...

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Dawn of Tomorrow With the Southern Hotel

Here’s an advertisement for the Southern Hotel opening in 1918, printed in The Washington Times. The building was located at 14 Light St., but sadly was razed. It still sits as an empty lot today....