Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Baltimore Basilica

Great Old Photo of the Baltimore Basilica

What do you think of this old photo? I’m not sure when it’s from, but it’s likely somewhere around the 1900s. Source: New York Public Library

Circa 1903. "Lexington Market, Baltimore, Maryland." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Great Photo of Lexington Market in 1903

This is a beautiful old photo of Lexington Market at the turn of the century.

Baltimore row houses

Typical Baltimore Row Houses in 1938

This is a good old photo that we dug up at the New York Public Library. Any idea where this is? Source: New York Public Library

Two McNultys

Notable People & Places

Meet the Real Officer McNulty

Digging through The Baltimore Sun archives, we came across something awesome … another policeman named McNulty! Much like the famed Ghosts of DC hero, Officer Sprinkle, Officer McNulty was a local micro-celebrity. Unlike the alcoholic,...

Other Cool Stuff

Baltimore Street Parade in 1916

Here’s a photo from 1916, showing a parade down Baltimore St. from Holliday St. Source: Shorpy

Catonsville Junction, 1910. Rudolph Diehlmann poses before his lunchroom establishment. While crying out for some landscaping, the site's amenities include a pay phone. Tracks on the left are the Baltimore Traction Company's No. 14 streetcar line, pointing east toward Baltimore.

Other Cool Stuff

Rudolph Diehlmann’s Lunchroom in Catonsville

We looked up Diehlmann in the 1920 U.S. Census and it had him living on Smithwood Ave., probably near the today’s intersection with Edmondson Ave. Source: Ancestry.com

Catonsville home advertisement

Old Ads & Classifieds

Catonsville Home for $57 Monthly Payments

This is an ad that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun from January 7th, 1951.

Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1906. "Light Street looking north." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Faces & Places of Yesterday

Light Street in 1906

What an amazing view of Light St. This is from 1906. Source: Shorpy

Bernard J. "Boompy" Logue of 2527 E. Monument St. in Baltimore, MD, about 1920, on his home made bicycle.

Other Cool Stuff

Baltimore’s Homemade Bicycle Circa 1920

Now this is a resourceful young man. The young man is Bernard Logue of 2527 E. Monument St. It appears that the image below is similar to the Google Street View, but we can’t...

This double-ended, 1918 vintage Baltimore Traction Company Brill streetcar has just begun its in-bound journey from Ellicott City, Maryland, heading east to Baltimore on the No. 9 line. Positioned here at 8304 Main Street, car 5706 is about to plunge down a fairly steep grade (about 5%) that bottoms out at the Patapsco River crossing seen here. It must climb a longer but less arduous slope on the other side.

Other Cool Stuff

Ellicott City Trolley (1955)

Here are a couple cool old photos that we dug up on Shorpy. It’s a vintage 1910s streetcar running in 1955. Source: Shorpy Source: Shorpy