Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Black and White lithograph after William James Bennett Dimensions: 16 ” x 24″ Maker: unrecorded example attributed to William James Bennett (1787 – 1844) Date: Ca.1831

In the Paper

A Mysterious Cavern Appears on Federal Hill

Source: Christopher H. Jones Check out this interesting article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun. The piece was written on March 3rd, 1838. Mysterious Cavern–Walking a few days ago near Federal Hill...

1943 Baltimore trackless trolley

Trackless Trolley to Roland Park

Check out this great photograph from 1943. It shows a group of people getting ready to board the trackless trolley to Roland Park. Source: Library of Congress

Then and Now

Then and Now: Intersection of Fulton, Hollins, and Frederick in 1954

Check out the 1954 image of this intersection … Source: Flickr user hoteldennis

1881 map of Baltimore

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1882 map of Baltimore With New Wards

Check out this cool map we dug up in the Johns Hopkins archives. It’s an 1882 map of the city outlining the new wards and precincts. Source: Johns Hopkins

Guest Posts, Old Ads & Classifieds

Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup Ads

Here are some ads from Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup. Baltimore drug manufacturer, August Vogeler, acquired the medical compounds of Rev. Dr. Bull in 1873. Dr. Bull’s medicine included cough syrup, a blood mixture, pain...

German U-Boat Deutschland (1916)

The Best Of

German U-Boat Deutschland Arrives in Baltimore (1916)

This is a pretty interesting piece of history. In July 1916, the German Merchant Marine U-Boat Deutschland arrived in Baltimore. Source: Kevin Mueller The submarine Deutschland arrived in port on July 9th, 1916, with...

Camp Belger, Baltimore, M'd. : 114th Regt. New York S. Volunteers--Col. Elisha B. Smith, Lieut. Col. Sam. R. Per Lee, Major Henry B. Morse.

Camp Belger in 1862

Here’s a drawing that we dug up at the Library of Congress showing Camp Belger during the Civil War, in 1862. Source: Library of Congress

Ford ads from October 16th, 1983

Old Ads & Classifieds

Ford Ads the Day the O’s Won the World Series

We posted a video from the last out of the 1983 World Series a short time ago. Now, here are some ads from the day we closed out the Phillies. You could buy a...

Oriole cafeteria map of Baltimore (1947)

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Oriole Map of Baltimore in 1947

These are two interesting items that we found in the Johns Hopkins archive. No, these aren’t Baltimore Orioles baseball maps. There used to be a few Oriole Cafeterias in the city between 1922 and...

advertisement for the American Radiator Company - September 11th, 1913

Old Ads & Classifieds

Old Ad for American Radiator Company

How about one final advertisement for this Thursday? Here’s a cool old advertisement that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from 1913.