Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Introducing Baltimore's new trackless trolley with vest pocket guide to the Caroline-Preston-Gilmor St. no. 21 line, in effect, March 6, 1938

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Vest Pocket Guide to Baltimore’s New Trackless Trolley

Introducing Baltimore's new trackless trolley with vest pocket guide to the Caroline-Preston-Gilmor St. no. 21 line, in effect, March 6, 1938

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Inside a 1905 Baltimore Streetcar

Photograph of the interior, from the front platform to the center, of a United Railways and Electric Company standard Brill semi-convertible car in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Cruising the Baltimore Streets in a Jitney

Photograph taken of a loaded jitney bus traveling east on Fayette Street at its intersection with Gay Street in Baltimore, Maryland. One passenger each is standing on the rear and side footboards. A streetcar...

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Baltimore View From Emerson Tower

This lovely old image shows Charm City as seem from Emerson Tower in the 1910s. Click on it for greater detail. Source: Library of Congress

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Then and Now: Howard St. and Saratoga St.

Photograph taken looking north at tracklaying on Howard Street at its intersection with Saratoga Street in Baltimore, Maryland. On the northwest corner at number 300 North Howard Street is Chas. Willms & Co., manufacturers...

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Amazing Lost Baltimore Streetcars

Incredible series of photos from 1915 showing Baltimore streetcars across the city. Published by the president of the United Railways & Electric Company.

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Imperial Airways Flying Boat Over Baltimore in 1937

We love old photos of airplanes flying over Charm City. Take a look at this one from November 17th, 1937 showing Imperial Airways‘ flying boat over the city. Imperial Airways was a British long-range...

Baltimore's downtown week in 1948

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Baltimore’s Downtown Week in October 1948

Here’s a cool old advertisement that we dug up in the Sunday edition of The Baltimore Sun from October 17th, 1948. It’s a program spurred on by Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro — also known as the...

Homewood Apartment Building

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Homewood Apartment Building at E 31st St. and N Charles St.

This cool old photo shows the Homewood Apartment Building at East 31st Street and North Charles Street, taken sometime in the 1910s. Source: Flickr & UMBC Digital Collections Now take a look at what it...

Baltimore, MD--October 1983--Eddie Murray is shown at the victory parade after the Orioles won the 1983 World Series. (Sun file photo.)

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We Miss Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray was the best, especially in 1983. We really miss him and those winning Orioles.

1920 view of Baltimore Harbor from the air

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Baltimore Harbor From the Air in 1920

This lovely image of Baltimore Harbor was taken from the air in 1920. Check it out. Source: National Archives

Annapolis view in 1896

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Lovely 1896 Aerial View of Annapolis

Okay, this isn’t from an airplane obviously, given the date, but it’s a beautiful view of Annapolis towards the water and Eastport from 1896. I’m assuming this is a view from the Capitol, but...

Baltimore from the sky in 1932

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Baltimore Seen From the Sky in 1920

This great detailed image shows Baltimore back in 1932, July 7th to be specific. Source: National Archives

Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD - 1903

Where Is This on Eutaw Place?

This lovely old photo of Baltimore shows us Eutaw Place as it looked way back in 1903. But we need a little help in locating this image. Source: Library of Congress

Oyster luggers at the docks, Baltimore, MD

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Oyster Luggers at the Docks

This great old photo is the perfect Baltimore way to kick off the new year for the blog. Happy 2018 to you all! Source: Library of Congress

1939 view of Baltimore

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Where Is This in 1939 Baltimore?

Do you recognize this view of Baltimore? Add your comments below and if you can get the same Google Street View perspective from today, share that as well. Source: Library of Congress Looking closely...

Photo shows cafe at 626 E. Baltimore Street and store at 628 E. Baltimore Street (Source: Baltimore Sun, Nov. 27, 1939, p. 14)

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Check Out East Baltimore Street in 1939

This cool old photo shows the 600 block of East Baltimore Street back in April of 1939. Click on it to see more details. Source: Library of Congress Here is the same view today...

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Camden Station, South side of Camden Street between Eutaw & Howard Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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Where Is This Near Camden Yards?

This photo. probably between 1970 and 1980 was taken near the intersect of Camden and Eutaw Streets right next to Camden Yards. I can’t quite figure out the perspective here. Can someone share exactly...

1943 Elevated streetcar of Baltimore

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Elevated Streetcar of Baltimore in 1943

This cool old image of Baltimore shows an elevated streetcar. Source: Library of Congress From my Googling around, it looks like this is near the 200 block of Guilford Ave. What do you think?...

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Way Before Camden Yards, in 1905

What a lovely historical photo of Baltimore. You’re looking at the familiar scene of the Camden warehouse, now the backdrop to the loveliest ballpark in all of America.