Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Notable People & Places

Verda Welcome: 1st African-American State Senator

Verda Welcome was a Maryland politician. Welcome was the first black woman to be elected to a state senate. She survived an assassination attempt in 1964.

Faces & Places of Yesterday

1870 Photograph of Baltimore Harbor

This is one of the best old photos we’ve come across. Click on it for an incredibly detailed image. It’s just stunning. Source: Library of Congress

Introducing Baltimore's new trackless trolley with vest pocket guide to the Caroline-Preston-Gilmor St. no. 21 line, in effect, March 6, 1938

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Vest Pocket Guide to Baltimore’s New Trackless Trolley

Introducing Baltimore's new trackless trolley with vest pocket guide to the Caroline-Preston-Gilmor St. no. 21 line, in effect, March 6, 1938

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Inside a 1905 Baltimore Streetcar

Photograph of the interior, from the front platform to the center, of a United Railways and Electric Company standard Brill semi-convertible car in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Cruising the Baltimore Streets in a Jitney

Photograph taken of a loaded jitney bus traveling east on Fayette Street at its intersection with Gay Street in Baltimore, Maryland. One passenger each is standing on the rear and side footboards. A streetcar...

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Baltimore View From Emerson Tower

This lovely old image shows Charm City as seem from Emerson Tower in the 1910s. Click on it for greater detail. Source: Library of Congress

Then and Now

Then and Now: Howard St. and Saratoga St.

Photograph taken looking north at tracklaying on Howard Street at its intersection with Saratoga Street in Baltimore, Maryland. On the northwest corner at number 300 North Howard Street is Chas. Willms & Co., manufacturers...

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Amazing Lost Baltimore Streetcars

Incredible series of photos from 1915 showing Baltimore streetcars across the city. Published by the president of the United Railways & Electric Company.

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Imperial Airways Flying Boat Over Baltimore in 1937

We love old photos of airplanes flying over Charm City. Take a look at this one from November 17th, 1937 showing Imperial Airways‘ flying boat over the city. Imperial Airways was a British long-range...

Baltimore's downtown week in 1948

Old Ads & Classifieds

Baltimore’s Downtown Week in October 1948

Here’s a cool old advertisement that we dug up in the Sunday edition of The Baltimore Sun from October 17th, 1948. It’s a program spurred on by Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro — also known as the...