Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

municipal baths - July, 1938

Municipal Baths

Would you go take a bath in this place? Yeesh. Any idea where these buildings are (were)? Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore Harbor 1903

Photos of Baltimore Harbor in 1903

Check out these cool photos of Baltimore Harbor. This is the harbor as seen from Federal Hill. Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore waterfront

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Cool Views of Waterfront in 1938

These are great old photos of the Baltimore waterfront from 1938. Thanks to the Library of Congress for these. Source: Library of Congress

The City of Baltimore / sketched and drawn by C.R. Parsons. (1880)

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1880 Bird’s-Eye View of the Baltimore

How cool is this print? This bird’s-eye view of the city was done in 1880. Source: Library of Congress

eet in slum area. Baltimore, Maryland

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Street Scene in Baltimore Slum

This photo from the Library of Congress is from 1938 and was labeled as a slum area in Baltimore. Any idea where this is? Source: Library of Congress

Peabody Conservatory of Music advertisement

Old Ads & Classifieds

Ad for Peabody Conservatory in 1906

Here’s an old advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on September 6th, 1909.

Lexington Market

Great Photo of Lexington Market in the Late 1800s

The date on this photo is somewhere in the latter half of the 19th century. Maybe somewhere in the 1870s? What do you think? Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore, Maryland. Restaurant sign on Baltimore street (1939)

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Fried Scrapple for 15 Cents!

Here’s a cool old photo taken in April of 1939. It shows restaurant signs on Baltimore St. Some pretty good prices! Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore in 1837

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What Baltimore Looked Like in 1837

This is pretty cool. It’s a drawing that we dug up at the Library of Congress, showing Baltimore as it looked back in 1837. Source: Library of Congress

woman trolley driver - 1943

Woman Trolley Conductor

Who is this? I wish we could do some digging to figure out, but all we know is she was one of the women trolley conductors in Baltimore during World War II. This photo...