Johns Hopkins Hospital

Old Color Postcard of Johns Hopkins Hospital

Check out this great old postcard of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The date is unknown, but I'm guessing it was somewhere in the early 1900s. Source:...
July 1938. "Rear of grocery store in Baltimore." Only hinting at the delights that await within. Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon.

Countless Soda Ads (1938)

This is a photo of the back of and old grocery in 1938. Source: Shorpy
Baltimore Medical College (1908)

Baltimore Medical College in 1908

This is a great old image of the Baltimore Medical College as it looked in 1908. Source: National Institutes of Medicine

1890s Photo of Centre Market

Here's a photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress showing some fruits and vegetables being sold at the market. If you...
Maryland National Bank

Remember the Maryland National Bank Building?

In the days before the magic of green screens and Doppler weather forecasting, people with a view of the Baltimore skyline had another method...

August 1962 Film Footage of Yankees vs. Orioles

We dug up this really cool clip of the Yankees playing the Orioles on YouTube. The caption says this is from August 25th, 1962. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIhsQlpQ3F0 Here's...
B&W photograph of the tip-off to a basketball game played as part of National Youth Administration recreation program, Baltimore, ca. 1935.

1935 Youth Recreational Basketball

This is one of those great photos of regular life in Baltimore. It shows a group of young men getting ready for tip-off in...
Al Packer Ford, Baltimore, MD, 1964

Al Packer Ford Dealership in 1964

This is an old photo of Al Packer's Ford Dealership in 1964. The company still exists, though I'm not sure they're still at the...
Hotel Kernan & Maryland Theatre

Wow. Amazing Photo of Hotel Kernan in 1906

This is such an incredible photo. It shows Hotel Kernan and Maryland Theatre in 1906. Source: Library of Congress Check out the building today in Google Street...
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...
St. Mary's Seminary, Mother Seton's House, 600 North Paca Street, Baltimore (1936)

Mother Seton’s House at St. Mary’s Seminary (1936)

The house is still there, but it looks much cleaner minus the ivy. This is an image from 1936 showing Mother Seton's House at...
View of the corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets. It was named McLane Place for Robert McClane, who was mayor of Baltimore at the time of great 1904 fire, and subsequently committed suicide. The name change did not last, and the location is now the crossing of Baltimore and Liberty Streets again. The monument to the left is that of John Mifflin Hood (1843-1906), a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, later president of Western Maryland Railroad (1874-1902). The sculpture was relocated to Preston Gardens in 1963. The store on the right is Baltimore Bargain House (later American Wholesale Corporation), a firm established by Jacob Epstein (1864-1945). Also in view is an early billboard advertisement boasting, "Pays to advertise with electric signs. Get yours now."

Corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets in 1914

Check out this great old postcard of Baltimore from 1914. It shows what was then called McLane Place, now the intersection of Baltimore and...
Read's on Lexington Street

Read’s Drug Store, a Part of the Civil Rights Movement

Read’s Drug Store was a Baltimore based chain of drug stores founded in the 1800’s by William Read. The downtown store was one of the...

The Aurora Theatre in 1953

This is a view of the Aurora Theatre sometime in the 1950s. And, after doing a little digging, we see that The Tall Texan, with...
municipal baths - July, 1938

Municipal Baths

Would you go take a bath in this place? Yeesh. Any idea where these buildings are (were)? Source: Library of Congress
Historic American Buildings Survey E. H. Pickering, Photographer September 1936 - Lee & South Charles Street (Brick Row Houses), Baltimore

What Lee and Charles St. Looked Like in 1936

The intersection looked very different in 1936. This is an awesome photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress
1961 kids

Baltimore Kids in the Winter of 1961

What a great old photo. These kids are standing in front of some suburban Baltimore home after a good snow. Any ideas on where...
Haussners in 1937

The Famous Haussner’s Restaurant

Haussner’s Restaurant was one of Baltimore’s most famous landmarks. It was opened in 1926 by William Haussner and remained opened for the next 73...
Norris Luvitt. Been picking 3 years in berry fields near Baltimore, June 1909

Great Photo of Boy Picking Berries (1909)

This is a photo from 1909 showing a boy picking berries near Baltimore. Maybe he was in the previous photo that we posted here. Source:...
Catonsville Junction, 1910. Rudolph Diehlmann poses before his lunchroom establishment. While crying out for some landscaping, the site's amenities include a pay phone. Tracks on the left are the Baltimore Traction Company's No. 14 streetcar line, pointing east toward Baltimore.

Rudolph Diehlmann’s Lunchroom in Catonsville

We looked up Diehlmann in the 1920 U.S. Census and it had him living on Smithwood Ave., probably near the today's intersection with Edmondson...
Baltimore in 1837

What Baltimore Looked Like in 1837

This is pretty cool. It's a drawing that we dug up at the Library of Congress, showing Baltimore as it looked back in 1837. Source:...