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The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Harry S Truman addressing the crowd at a train stop in Baltimore in June of 1948. (Robert F. Kniesche/Baltimore Sun)

Featured, Historical Events

President Truman’s Whistle-Stop Campaign in 1948

We came across a great photo of President Truman on a train in Baltimore, so we did a little digging. Here’s the article that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun on June 19th, 1948....

Baltimore's new apartments in 1969 - Baltimore Sun, April 13th, 1969

We Love Maps

Cool 1969 Map of New Baltimore Apartments

This old advertisement from The Baltimore Sun shows the number of new apartments available in the Baltimore area during the summer of 1969. Click on it for more details. Source: Proquest

October 30th, 1909 real estate advertisement

Old Ads & Classifieds

Where is This in 1909 Baltimore?

Does anyone recognize where this would be today? This advertisement is for real estate back in 1909 in The Baltimore Sun. Source: Proquest

The Democratic advocate., October 05, 1917, Maryland Industrial Progress

In the Paper

1917 Map of Baltimore’s Waterfront Industries

Check out this fascinating old map of Baltimore’s waterfront industries from almost 100 years ago. Click on it for more details. Source: Library of Congress

100 block of E. Pratt St. in 1908

Other Cool Stuff

What Did East Pratt Street Look Like in 1908?

We found this great old image of East Pratt St. online the other day. Check it out and click on it for more details. Source: Digital Maryland Here’s the view today, which is completely...

200 block of S. Caroline St. in 1940

Other Cool Stuff

What Did 1940s Baltimore Look Like?

Here’s a photo of Baltimore from June 8th, 1940. You’re looking at the 200 block of S. Caroline St., north of Gough and south of E. Pratt. Source: Digital Maryland Here’s what it looks...

Baltimore Riot 1968 Bentalou St. at Edmonson

Historical Events

Tragic Aftermath of 1968 Riot

This sad photo shows Baltimore after the 1968 riots, which devastated the city, and much of the country. Source: Flickr user Kevin Mueller I think this is the same intersection today on Google Street...

Monument commemorating the Battle of North Point, Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland (1846)

Notable People & Places

Incredible 1846 Photo of Battle Monument

This fascinating old photo from 1846 shows the Battle Monument on North Calvert. It was taken by John Plumbe who also took this incredible photo of the White House, the earliest known photo of...

Fort Federal Hill in Baltimore. Composite of four views - from the east, interior, from the south, and from the west. (1862)

Other Cool Stuff

What Did Fort Federal Hill Look Like in 1862?

Here’s an old print from the Civil War showing several views of Fort Federal Hill. Source: Library of Congress

Maryland circa 1903. "Baltimore from Federal Hill." Along with a word from our sponsor. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Other Cool Stuff

Downtown Baltimore Seen From Federal Hill in 1903

This beautiful photo from 1903 shows the city as seen from Federal Hill. Source: Shorpy