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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Remember old Baltimore? These are photos and stories showing the faces and places of yesterday. Get ready to be nostalgic for old Charm City.

Baltimore shoe shine boy - 1943

Nameless Baltimore Shoe Shine Boy

Wonder what happened to this young guy. Source: Library of Congress
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1906. "Light Street looking north." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Light Street in 1906

What an amazing view of Light St. This is from 1906. Source: Shorpy

October 30th, 1926: Navy vs. Michigan

Cool! Check out this old advertisement from the Baltimore Sun advertising the Navy vs. Michigan football game on October 30th, 1926. Navy was 5-0 and Michigan was 4-0 when they played in Baltimore. Michigan was heavily favored,...
1912 photo of the Fifth Regimental Armory

1912 Baltimore DNC Convention at Night

In 1912, the Democratic National Convention was held in Baltimore at the Fifth Regiment Armory. Here’s a great old photo from that period of the building being lit up at night. Source: Library of Congress
Baltimore traffic jam

The History of Traffic Lights in Baltimore

We wrote a post quite some time ago chronicling the history of traffic lights in Washington. Of course we have to do a little digging and see what the story is behind Baltimore’s traffic lights. The...

1792 Map of the Town of Baltimore

Check out this awesome map we dug up at the Library of Congress. Make sure you click on it to get greater details. It’s pretty amazing. Source: Library of Congress
Photograph of the Inspection of Bananas in Baltimore, Maryland (1910)

Unloading and Inspecting Banana Shipments

This looks like it’s probably early 20th century, circa 1910. We dug this one up at the National Archives. Source: U.S. National Archives
Ripken celebrates victory

Cal Ripken Catches Last Out of 1983 World Series

Many of you remember the glorious 1983 season when the O’s beat the Phillies to take the World Series. Let’s relive that moment by watching the video below. And this is what took place shortly after...
Camden Yards under construction

Photos Before Camden Yards and During Construction

What did Oriole Park at Camden Yards look like during construction in Baltimore? This was the stadium that set off the baseball renaissance in Major League Baseball.
Circa 1912. "Baltimore from the Emerson tower." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Amazing 1912 Skyline Shot of Baltimore

This is an awesome skyline shot of the city. Click on the image for a larger version. You can see some incredible details. Source: Shorpy