Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Other Cool Stuff

Baltimore Savings Institution Dollar Bill (1840)

Now this is pretty cool. We were trolling the Internet and came across this old $1 bill from the Baltimore Savings Institution.

Thursday night shoppers in a line outside a movie theatre

Other Cool Stuff

Lined Up Outside Movie Theater

Here’s a photo from the 1940s showing a crowd of people lined up outside a movie theater. Anyone recognize this theater? Source: Library of Congress

painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild shipyard in May 1943

Other Cool Stuff

Painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild Shipyard

This is a truckload of painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild Shipyard taken at the height of World War II. Source: Library of Congress

unveiling of Lafayette statue

Notable People & Places

President Coolidge Attends Unveiling of Lafayette Statue

Here’s a great photo that we dug up showing Calvin Coolidge attending the unveiling and dedication of the Lafayette Statue in Mount Vernon Place. This took place on September 6th, 1928, the 171st anniversary...

6th Massachusetts bivouacked in Monument Sq.

Faces & Places of Yesterday

Civil War Soldiers at Monument Square

Here’s a terrific old photograph from the Civil War. It shows the 6th Massachusetts Regiment. Source: Library of Congress

1955 football

Guest Posts

Polytechnic vs. Forest Park High Football Game

Here’s an old picture of a football game between Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Forest Park High School at Memorial Stadium. Source: Kilduffs

rabid dog

Bizarre Baltimore

Wild Dog Shot and Killed in Northeast Baltimore

This is a crazy story that we came across in The Baltimore Sun, not unlike a story we found for Ghosts of DC. This was printed on Mar 17th, 1925. A dog believed to have...

Baltimore Sun - December 30th, 1839

Old Ads & Classifieds

Reward: Strayed or Stolen Horse

Here’s an interesting old advertisement that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun. This was printed on December 30th, 1839.

Other Cool Stuff

Great Photo of Mt. Vernon Place in 1912

Check out this terrific old photo from 1912. Source: Library of Congress

Other Cool Stuff

1890s Photo of Centre Market

Here’s a photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress showing some fruits and vegetables being sold at the market. If you look closely enough, you’ll see potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and apples....