Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Washington Monument from Federal Hill

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Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore

This is a photo of the Helen Delich Port located along the Patapsco River. This photo of the port, one of largest in the U.S., was taken in 1849. Today, the port handles a...

Gino's advertisement

Guest Posts, Old Ads & Classifieds

Gino’s Hamburgers and a Tin Lizzie!

I came across this ad from 1969 for a restaurant chain called Gino’s Hamburgers. The fast food chain was founded in 1957 by Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti and running back Alan Ameche....

July 1938. Man sleeping in the Baltimore fish market. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Dick Sheldon for the Farm Security Administration.

Other Cool Stuff

Man Sleeps With the Fishes

Interesting photo. This guy has to be ridiculously tired to sleep there. Source: Shorpy

Read's on Lexington Street

Other Cool Stuff

Read’s Drug Store, a Part of the Civil Rights Movement

Read’s Drug Store was a Baltimore based chain of drug stores founded in the 1800’s by William Read. The downtown store was one of the first stores involved in the country’s very first anti-segregation...

Norris Luvitt. Been picking 3 years in berry fields near Baltimore, June 1909

Great Photo of Boy Picking Berries (1909)

This is a photo from 1909 showing a boy picking berries near Baltimore. Maybe he was in the previous photo that we posted here. Source: U.S. National Archives

Notable People & Places

Woodrow Wilson and the 1883 Johns Hopkins Glee Club

What a cool photo! This shows Woodrow Wilson with his buddies on the Johns Hopkins Glee Club in 1883. Source: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Flickr

First Methodist Episcopal Church (Lovely Lane United Methodist Church) Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library

Other Cool Stuff

First Methodist Episcopal Church in 1887

Here’s a beautiful old photograph from 1887 of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, it’s called Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Source: Cornell University Flickr

1877 map of Anne Arundel County

Featured, We Love Maps

1877 Map of Anne Arundel County

Here’s a cool old map of part of Anne Arundel County from 1877. Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore Memorial Stadium, 1000 East Thirty-third Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Great Photo of Old Memorial Stadium

What a beautiful old photograph of Memorial Stadium. Source: Library of Congress

Titanic advertisement 1912

Old Ads & Classifieds

Advertisements to Sail on the Titanic

Now this is totally fascinating. This is an advertisement that we found in The Baltimore Sun printed on February 13th, 1912. And, as you can see, it’s for the voyage that Titanic never made from...