Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Trolleys inside the Park Terminal at night." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

Park Terminal at Night in 1943

Check out this beautiful photo of trolleys at night. This was taken in April of 1943. Source: Shorpy

East Baltimore residents

Other Cool Stuff

East Baltimore Front Stoop

What a cool old photo from 1975. This is a group of older residents of East Baltimore hanging out on their front stoops. Any idea where this is? Diggin’ the shoes on that guy...

Bizarre Baltimore, Lost History

Nazi Rally Held at Lehmann Hall on North Howard Street (1935)

This may come as a great shock to you, but before the worst of World War II, a number of locals in Baltimore were supporters of Germany’s Nazi party. It’s almost unfathomable, but Baltimore...

1905 postcard

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A Postcard From Baltimore in 1905

Images like this are always great. This is an old postcard from a woman named Eva to her cousin Pattie, written on September 16th, 1905. Source: Smithsonian And, for good measure, here is what...

Boeing 314 taking off

Historical Events

Yankee Clipper Makes It’s First Transatlantic Flight (1939)

These were the glory days of flying, when you would dress up to get on a plane, and it was a luxurious experience. The glamorous flying boats of Pan Am crossed both the Atlantic...

In the Paper, This Day in History

Front Page News on November 5th, 1963

This was the front page of The Baltimore Sun exactly fifty years ago today. This was a few weeks prior to Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas and we were in the middle of the Cold War.

front of home in Roland Park

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Great Early 1900s Photos of Roland Park

Here are some terrific old photographs that we stumbled across in the Smithsonian archives. They show the old homes in Roland Park sometime between 1900 and 1920. Source: Smithsonian Can you identify some of...

ice cream and soda shop

Help Identify This Ice Cream and Soda Shop From 1975

GoBmore! We need your help. Can you identify this photograph? Who’s the guy? The photo was taken in 1975 and the only hint I found was that it’s from East Baltimore. Source: Smithsonian

Baltimore Century Theatre

Century Theatre on West Lexington

Here’s a picture of one of the many popular Century Theatres located in Baltimore before the 1950s.The theatres lined the blocks of Lexington, Charles and Cathedral St.Unfortunately, the theatres were torn down in the...

Civilians and National Guard troops standing on the street of Harford Rd. and Lafayette Ave.

Historical Events

Baltimore Riot of 1968

The Baltimore Riot of 1968 was primarily caused by the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The riot in Baltimore didn’t start until two days after King’s death. The riots...