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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

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

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
Baltimore's Business and Government Historic District

What Did Baltimore Look Like in the 1980s?

Here is a series of photos that we fond on Flickr that show Baltimore as it looked in the 1980s. The photos below were...
Baltimore waterfront

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
German U-Boat Deutschland (1916)

German U-Boat Deutschland Arrives in Baltimore (1916)

This is a pretty interesting piece of history. In July 1916, the German Merchant Marine U-Boat Deutschland arrived in Baltimore. Source: Kevin Mueller The submarine Deutschland...
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 in 1904

What Did Baltimore Look Like After the 1904 Fire?

Here's a great old photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress. It's a nice bird's-eye view of the city. Source: Library of...
The Catonsville Junction was the terminus for the Baltimore Traction Company's streetcar lines 8, 9, and 14. On this 1950s summer day, a light grey over pencil-yellow Pullman-built PCC (Presidential Car Commission) streetcar departs southbound on the private, quarter mile right-of-way that emptied onto Frederick Road and continued eastward into the city of Baltimore. The little Belgian block gabled structure on the right is still there today, as are the houses in the center rear. The Amoco structure has been replaced by a modern Seven-Eleven convenience store.

Catonsville Junction in the 1950s

This is an excellent old photo of Catonsville Junction, the terminus of the old Baltimore Traction Company's streetcar lines. Source: Shorpy
Johns Hopkins hospital in 1903

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
Baltimore 1938

Wow … Incredible Colorized Photo of Boy in Slums (1938)

Source: Jordan Lloyd And here's a link to the original.
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.
B&O Railroad Warehouse

A Video of the Area Before Camden Yards

We posted some cool old photos of the area during construction last week. Here's a great video that we dug up from around the...
Historic American Buildings Survey, From an old photo, DISTANT VIEW (Left to right, Church at Calvert and Pleasant Streets and First Unitarian Church, Charles and Franklin Streets) - Washington Monument, Mount Vernon Place & Washington, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Baltimore Skyline in the 1870s

Here's a photo which appears to be from some time in the 19th century. Source: Library of Congress
Photograph that features a view of Baltimore Street west of Hanover Street on Baltimore before the fire of 1904. Conspicuous landmarks are the Continental Building, now the Mercantile Trust Company, and the business house of Armstrong Cator & Co. west of Charles Street.

Baltimore Street, West of Hanover Before 1904 Fire

Here is an old image of Baltimore street from around 1900. Source: Digital Maryland This was also cross-posted on Cool Old Photos.
eet in slum area. Baltimore, Maryland

Street Scene in Baltimore Slum

This photo from the Library of Congress is from 1938 and was labeled as a slum area in Baltimore. Any idea where this is? Source:...