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The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Mt. Vernon Square

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Great Photo of Mt. Vernon Place

Here’s a cool early 20th century photograph of Mt. Vernon Place on Charles St. Source: Library of Congress

Johns Hopkins hospital in 1903

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Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1903

Here is another great photo from the Library of Congress. It shows the hospital at Johns Hopkins in 1903. Source: Library of Congress

1862 view of Baltimore

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1862 View of Baltimore From the North

This is a print from 1862 showing the view of Baltimore from the north. Source: Library of Congress

This map is Plate No. 25 from a J.H. Colton atlas that we believed was published in 1857. Copyright statement on map: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York." On verso: "The District of Columbia", text on three columns.

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Another Awesome Map of Baltimore (1857)

We love these maps, and I’m sure you guys do as well. Check this one out. It shows the layout of the city in 1857. Look at square 16, that’s where Camden Yards sits...

oyster fleet in Baltimore Harbor

Can You Identify Where These Oyster Boats Are Docked?

Here’s our first challenge to you guys, and hopefully you won’t find it too difficult. That looks like city hall’s dome in the background. Any idea where this is? The photo was taken in...

Circa 1900. "Baltimore City Hall." Rising behind a web of wires. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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Great Photo of Baltimore City Hall in 1900

Check out this awesome photo of city hall in 1900. Click on it for some great details. Source: Shorpy

Cal Ripken breaks Gehrig's record (Baltimore Sun)

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Cal Ripken Breaks Lou Gehrig’s Record

This is one of the greatest moments in all of sports history. If you’re an Orioles fan, it needs no introduction. This is the full game against the Angels on September 6th, 1995, but...

Complete circle view of Baltimore from the Emerson Tower in 1913

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Wow! 360-Degree View of Baltimore from Emerson Tower (1913)

This is amazing … just as cool as the 360-degree view of Civil War D.C. from the Capitol Dome. It’s a full 360-degree panorama taken in 1913 from the top of Emerson Tower. Click...

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Three People You Didn’t Know Were From Baltimore

For our inaugural Baltimore “Three Things …” post, we are going to highlight three people whom you might not know were from Charm City. 1. David Abercrombie Yes, that’s right. The dude responsible for...

Baltimore streetcars

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Cool Video of Baltimore Streetcars in 1960

At it’s peak in 1929, Baltimore’s streetcar system had over 400 miles of track. Sadly, like all great American cities, the system was shut down in November 1963 in favor of a bus system....