Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

1958 MLB All-Start game

Notable People & Places

1958 MLB All-Star Game at Memorial Stadium

The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be held in Baltimore was in 1958, four seasons after the Orioles arrived in town. The American League came out on top 4-3 that game, on...

1872 National Democratic Convention ticket

Historical Events

Ticket for the 1872 National Democratic Convention

This is really cool. It’s an old ticket for the 1872 National Democratic Convention in Baltimore.

Trash and Old Tires Litter the Shore at the Middle Branch of Baltimore Harbor, 01/1973.

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This is What Baltimore Harbor Looked Like in 1973

This is bleak. Times were tough in the 1970s. Here’s a shot of what Baltimore Harbor looked like in 1973. Source: U.S. National Archives

1913 Baltimore Orioles

Notable People & Places

Babe Ruth’s First Professional Game; Plays Shortstop for the Orioles

This is a cool old baseball photo. It’s the 1913 Baltimore Orioles with Babe Ruth, pictured on the right. We did a little more digging and it appears (according to Wikipedia) that Ruth didn’t...

Memorial Stadium

This Day in History

30 Years Ago: Amazing O’s Comeback Against Milwaukee

Exactly 30 years ago today, the Baltimore Orioles played a day game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Memorial Stadium, in front of 35,804 depressed fans. Why were they depressed? Jim Palmer, then 37 years...

Historic American Buildings Survey E. H. Pickering, Photographer July 1936 VIEW FROM STREET - 1621 Thames Street (House), Fell's Point, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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Photo of 1621 Thames Street in 1936

Times sure were different back then. This is what Thames St. looked like in the midst of the Great Depression. Source: Library of Congress  

1912 photo of the Fifth Regimental Armory

Faces & Places of Yesterday, Notable People & Places

1912 Baltimore DNC Convention at Night

In 1912, the Democratic National Convention was held in Baltimore at the Fifth Regiment Armory. Here’s a great old photo from that period of the building being lit up at night. Source: Library of...

Map of the city and county of Baltimore, Maryland. From original surveys by J.C. Sidney, C.E.

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1857 Map of the City and County of Baltimore

What a great old antebellum map of Baltimore and the county. This one is from 1857 and we dug it up at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress

Historical Events

Pan Am’s First Passenger Jet to Europe (1958)

This is a cross-post from Ghosts of DC. Aviation has a strong history in the Washington area. Following on the heels of our last aeronautical first (Concorde at Dulles), here is another first for...

Baltimore traffic jam

Faces & Places of Yesterday, Historical Trivia

The History of Traffic Lights in Baltimore

We wrote a post quite some time ago chronicling the history of traffic lights in Washington. Of course we have to do a little digging and see what the story is behind Baltimore’s traffic...