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Faces & Places of Yesterday

Photos of yesterday, featuring regular people and regular places.

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.
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...
Lubins Theatre

Lubins Theatre in 1910

Here is a beautiful old photo of the Lubins Theatre, which I believe is on the 400 block of East Baltimore St. You can...
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

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
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
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...
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.
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...
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
Historic American Buildings Survey E. H. Pickering, Photographer June 1936 VIEW FROM NORTHEAST - Waterloo Row, 606-628 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Images of Waterloo Row in 1830s and 1930s

Check out these great images from the Library of Congress. The first one is a painting from the 1830s, and the second, a photograph...
Continuous stream of trolleys carrying workers from the Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard to downtown Baltimore disgorges passengers who rush for other trolleys and buses. Trolleys from other parts of the city are sent to this route at hours of the shift change in order to take care of the traffic and follow each at one minute intervals

Trolleys from Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard

Below is a photo from 1943, showing crowds of people getting off the trolleys from Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard.
Baltimore waterfront

Baltimore Waterfront in 1938

Here are a couple of photos of the Baltimore waterfront from 1938. Source: Library of Congress