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The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Baltimore Amoco gas station between Howard and Centre

Old Amoco Gas Station at Howard and Centre Streets

Here is a photo of a Baltimore Amoco Gas Station in the 1930s. The gas station was located in downtown Baltimore between Howard St. and Centre St.

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Three Bad First-Round Picks by the Orioles

Okay, sorry to do this … but, here’s one more post highlighting the failures of the O’s. We were an awesome team in 1996 and 1997, but then over a decade of mediocrity driven...

Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "A chestnut vendor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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The Baltimore Chestnut Vendor

Rich guys on the right. Regular folks on the left. What a fascinating image of the past. Where is this taken?

May 1943. Baltimore, Maryland. "Electric welders working on the Liberty ship Frederick Douglass at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards." Photo by Roger Smith for the Office of War Information.

Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard for Victory

What a powerful photo from World War II. Here are two shipyard workers building the Liberty Ship Frederick Douglass in 1943. Source: Shorpy

Roland Park in 1961

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Map of Roland Park in 1961

How much do you love maps? These are awesome. Here’s a great one that we dug up of Roland Park from 1961. Source: Johns Hopkins University

Glenn Davis

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Three Worst Trades in Orioles History

Ugh, I hate to do this, stirring up old, painful memories, but … here is a list of the three worst acquisitions in the history of the Baltimore Orioles. Feel free to debate below...

1877 map of Annapolis

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1877 Map of Annapolis

Okay, this isn’t Baltimore, but it’s a really cool old map. And, we all love maps. I present to you … Annapolis in 1877. Source: Library of Congress

Lafayette Square

Historical Trivia

City of Baltimore vs. the United States; Baltimore Not “Loyal” During Civil War

Now this is a fascinating find from the Baltimore Sun, printed on February 27th, 1908. Most of the Civil War buffs out there know that Baltimore had questionable to nonexistent loyalty to the Union during...

Baltimore MTA bus

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Baltimore MTA bus in the 1970s

Check out this old school shot of an MTA bus at Howard and Centre. Source: Kevin Mueller

B&W photograph of the 2900 block of North Calvert St., Baltimore in snow. Most likely taken during the 1920's or 1930's.

1920s View of a Snowy North Calvert Street

Source: Enoch Pratt Library Here’s a cool photo from the 1920s, and it’s something we probably won’t be seeing this winter.