Baltimore history

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1943 Elevated streetcar of Baltimore

Faces & Places of Yesterday

Elevated Streetcar of Baltimore in 1943

This cool old image of Baltimore shows an elevated streetcar. Source: Library of Congress From my Googling around, it looks like this is near the 200 block of Guilford Ave. What do you think?...

Featured, Other Cool Stuff

Way Before Camden Yards, in 1905

What a lovely historical photo of Baltimore. You’re looking at the familiar scene of the Camden warehouse, now the backdrop to the loveliest ballpark in all of America.

Lost History, Notable People & Places

Sad Final Days of Memorial Stadium

This old photo from sometime in the 1990s shows the beloved old Memorial Stadium from the inside. The field is overgrown and the not a soul in the stands. Source: Library of Congress

Other Cool Stuff

Horrible Aftermath of 1904 Fire

This sad photo shows the city devastated after the great fire of 1904. You’re looking at Calvert St. near Pratt St. Source: Maryland Historical Society

Annapolis, Maryland, 1917. "Graduation exercises, U.S. Naval Academy." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Other Cool Stuff

Naval Academy Graduation in 1917

This great old photo shows graduation festivities at the Naval Academy back in 1917. What a stunning photo. Source: Shorpy This was also cross-posted on our sister-site, Cool Old Photos.

This unique photo was taken by my friend Ernie Baltimore, MD. LAST OUT of the 1966 World Series Orioles-Dodgers. Memorial Stadium.

Historical Events

Aerial View of the 1966 World Series

Check out this photo from above Memorial Stadium during the 1966 World Series. The Orioles swept the Dodgers that year to claim the title. Source: Flickr user avraham bank

An aerial view of what is now considered the Inner Harbor shot October 20, 1948. (Robert F. Kniesche/Baltimore Sun)

Faces & Places of Yesterday

1948 View of Baltimore Harbor

Check out this great photo of Baltimore Harbor from the fall of 1948.

In this November 1950 picture Kniesche show a nighttime picture of the 3400 block of Eastern Avenue looking west in Highlandtown. (Robert F. Kniesche/Baltimore Sun)

1950s Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown

This photo shows Highlandtown way back in 1950. You’re looking at the 3400 block of Eastern Ave. Click on it for some amazing details. Here’s the same area on Google Street View today.

The Backus Motor Co. Welcome Wagon. I’m assuming that this represents the Backus Water Motor Co. but I’m not sure. I also believe that this is in Baltimore given the plates on the cars are from Maryland.

Where Is This in 1930s Baltimore?

Can you identify where this is in Baltimore? It’s from the early 1930s. Source: Flickr user Gordon Morales

In October of 1963 Number 8 street cars still were a familiar sight in Towson. But soon they would be replaced by buses. (Robert F. Kniesche/Baltimore Sun)

Streetcars in Towson Back in 1963

This great old photo shows the old streetcars of Baltimore running through Towson back in October of 1963. A short one month later, President Kennedy would be assassinated in Dallas.