Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Looking north from Washington Monument, Baltimore, Md

1906 View of Baltimore from Top of Washington Monument

Check out this beautiful view from the Washington Monument. Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore waterfront

Other Cool Stuff

Photos of Baltimore Waterfront in the 1910s

Here’s a great series of photos of the Baltimore waterfront from the early 20th century. Source: Library of Congress

1954 Orioles schedule

Other Cool Stuff

Gunther Beer 1954 Orioles Schedule

What a cool find! This is the Orioles’ inaugural schedule for the Major Leagues in 1954. Source: Digital Maryland

Street scene showing Light Street at Lombard Street, Baltimore. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.

Photo of Intersection of Light and Lombard Streets in 1905

This is a cool old photo showing the intersection of Light and Lombard Streets in 1905. Here is the same intersection today.

John Eager Howard monument, Mount Vernon, Baltimore, 1909. Robert L. Harris Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection

Mount Vernon’s John Eager Howard Monument in 1909

This is an old photo of the John Eager Howard monument in Mount Vernon from 1909. Source: Maryland Historical Society

Glover Street, 500 Block South, ca. 1930.

Then and Now

Glover Street Homes Near Patterson Park in 1930

This is a photo looking down the 500 block of S. Glover St. around 1930. What’s really cool is that the homes are still there and look pretty much the same except for the...

Biddle Alley, ca. 1911. Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Featured in Housing Conditions in Baltimore: Report of a Special Committee of the Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor and the Charity Organization Society, Submitting Results of an Investigation by Janet E. Kemp

Baltimore Alley Dwelling in 1911

Here is a great old photo from the Maryland Historical Society. This is a terrific resource, and you should think about donating to them to help support preserving Baltimore and Maryland history. Source: Maryland...

South Charles Street, looking north, Baltimore. Charles Center area. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Building on left side. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.

Then and Now

Then and Now: Looking Up South Charles Street in 1905

Here’s a great show looking up Charles Street in 1905. Source: Maryland Historical Society Here’s the same view up South Charles Street today. You can see the Baltimore and Ohio Building still stands in this...

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Third shift workers waiting on a street corner to be picked up by car pools around midnight." Last seen at the lunch counter. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

1943 Baltimore Workers Flash Mob

Check out this great photo of workers on the street corner waiting to be picked up during World War II.

1880s prostitute

Bizarre Baltimore

Oyster Schooner Captain Shoots and Kills Prostitute Wife in Brothel

How can you not look at this title and want to know what’s up with this story? Below is a fascinating story that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun from September 28th, 1885. Short...