Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

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1910 Trolley Map of Baltimore and Suburbs … Wow

Wow. This is amazing. Click on it for a much larger version. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

Minor Basilica, Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Baltimore, building completed in 1821, photographed and documented after 1933.

1930s Photo of the Baltimore Basilica

Source: Library of Congress Here’s a beautiful old photo of the Baltimore Basilica taken in the the 1930s.

Mt. Vernon Place

Notable People & Places

Mt. Vernon Place Frozen in Time (1903)

What a terrific old photo of Mt. Vernon Place. This was taken in 1903. Source: Library of Congress

this is a gun

Bizarre Baltimore

British Tourist Killed Chasing Thief

What a tragic story, and this wasn’t really that long ago. Maybe some of you remember when this happened? We found the article in The Baltimore Sun, printed on August 23rd, 1981. An Englishman visiting...

Notable People & Places

Film Footage of Teddy Roosevelt in Baltimore

Check this out. It shows Teddy Roosevelt in Baltimore on September 28th, 1918 for the fourth Liberty Loan campaign at the old Oriole Baseball Park. He’s wearing a mourning armband for his son Quentin,...

Marburg & Bros. warehouse

Bizarre Baltimore

Elevator Drops Five Stories; Two Seriously Injured

Here’s a crazy story we dug up in The Baltimore Sun, printed on March 24th, 1887. The elevator in the tobacco factory of Marburg & Bros., on South Charles street, fell yesterday morning from the...

Johns Hopkins hospital

Other Cool Stuff

Beautiful 1900s Photo of Johns Hopkins Hospital

This is an incredible old photo, taken sometime in the early 20th century. Source: Library of Congress

1904 Royce Car

Bizarre Baltimore

Man Arrested for Speeding; Charged With Going 6 MPH

Yes … no joke. We found an article from The Baltimore Sun printed on January 23rd, 1904, mentioning the legal troubles of a man busted for going six miles per hour. Yes, six. Mr. William A....

1961 kids

Other Cool Stuff

Baltimore Kids in the Winter of 1961

What a great old photo. These kids are standing in front of some suburban Baltimore home after a good snow. Any ideas on where this was taken? Source: Shorpy

Historical Events

Film Footage of ’68 Baltimore Riots

This is something fascinating that we dug up at the National Archives. It shows some film footage from the April ’68 riots in Baltimore following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. Source: U.S. National Archives