Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Maryland Casualty clock tower in the distance (1950s)

Guest Posts, Notable People & Places

The Maryland Casualty Clock Tower

Is there something so identifiable with a city that, when you visit, you just have to see it? Such as New York and the Statue of Liberty or Philadelphia and the William Penn statue....

National Brewing Company advertisement

Old Ads & Classifieds

National Brewing Company of Baltimore

Who doesn’t love Natty Boh in Baltimore? Check out this old (and verbose) advertisement from the Baltimore Sun, printed on Tuesday, August 1st, 1944. And, for some historical context, D-Day was just seven weeks prior.

Bromo-Seltzer Emerson Tower

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Three Stories About Emerson Tower

Similar to an old post we did for Ghosts of DC on the Washington Monument, here’s a post which includes three stories about Baltimore’s Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower. 1. Crushed to death by rack of...

"Baltimore Fire of 1904. General view of South Baltimore." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

Other Cool Stuff

Evening Photo Share: 1904 Baltimore Fire Devastation

We haven’t posted an evening photo in a while, so if you’re at happy hour (still), or resting on the couch at home, here’s an interesting and sad photo for you to get lost...

Baltimore Harbor view. Gay Street dock from Federal Hill, Baltimore. Attributed to Henry H. Clark. Full plate daguerreotype. Shows ships Herald and Juniata, Merchant's Exchange building (demolished ca. 1901-1902), and Second Reformed Church.

Baltimore Harbor View in the 1840s

This is what Baltimore’s harbor looked like in the 1840s. It’s a pretty amazing view. Source: Maryland Historical Society

Orioles fans in 1966

Orioles Win the Pennant in 1966

Here’s a great photo from the glory days of the Orioles. It shows a group of people celebrating the O’s winning the 1966 American League pennant … on the way to a 4-0 World...

August 1962 Film Footage of Yankees vs. Orioles

We dug up this really cool clip of the Yankees playing the Orioles on YouTube. The caption says this is from August 25th, 1962. Here’s the box score from that day. Oh, and if...

shoe store advertisement

Old Ads & Classifieds

Cheapest Shoe Store in the City

Here’s another great advertisement that we dug up, this time from January 8th, 1844 in the Baltimore Sun. The shoe store was located at Eutaw and Lexington St.

Maryland National Bank

Guest Posts

Remember the Maryland National Bank Building?

In the days before the magic of green screens and Doppler weather forecasting, people with a view of the Baltimore skyline had another method for determining the next day’s weather – the color-changing letters...

Baltimore Sun headline - 1963

Bizarre Baltimore

Police Find Decapitated Woman’s Body

Jeez, this is gruesome. Here’s a crazy article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from May 27th, 1963. Police early yesterday found the decapitated body of a woman stuffed in a trunk...