West Lexington looking northeast - 310, 308, 304 West Lexington

1980s View of West Lexington

Here's a cool old photo we dug up at the Library of Congress. It shows the 300 block of West Lexington in the 1980s....
Baltimore trolley leaves the terminal at night

Cool Photo of Trolley Leaving Terminal at Night

What a cool photo. You should save this as your desktop wallpaper. It shows an old trolley leaving a terminal at night. This photo...
Baltimore 1938

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

Source: Jordan Lloyd And here's a link to the original.
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
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
Pratt Street power plant

Then and Now: Pratt Street Power Plant

Check out the Pratt Street Power Plant back in the day. These were bleak times. The Library of Congress site didn't have a date...
Wiessner Brewery, 1700 North Gay Street, Baltimore

Incredible Old Photo of the Wiessner Brewery

Photos like this are the reason we love doing this blog. And, what makes it even better is that the building is still around....
sunset over Ft. McHenry in 1906

Sunset Over Fort McHenry in 1906

What a great photo to end our first week. This is a shot of a sailboat in the foreground and Ft. McHenry in the...
Mt. Vernon Place in 1906

Another Great Photo of Mt. Vernon Place

Like the one we posted earlier this week, here's another great photo of Mt. Vernon Place. Source: Library of Congress
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
1862 view of Baltimore

1862 View of Baltimore From the North

This is a print from 1862 showing the view of Baltimore from the north. 1862 view of Baltimore
oyster fleet in Baltimore Harbor

Can You Identify Where These Oyster Boats Are Docked?

Here's our first challenge to you guys, and hopefully you won't find it too difficult. That looks like city hall's dome in the background....
Complete circle view of Baltimore from the Emerson Tower in 1913

Wow! 360-Degree View of Baltimore from Emerson Tower (1913)

This is amazing ... just as cool as the 360-degree view of Civil War D.C. from the Capitol Dome. It's a full 360-degree panorama...
Baltimore streetcars

Cool Video of Baltimore Streetcars in 1960

At it's peak in 1929, Baltimore's streetcar system had over 400 miles of track. Sadly, like all great American cities, the system...
Baltimore Harbor in 1912

Incredible Panorama of Baltimore Harbor in 1912

I just love these old photos. This one is amazing. It shows Baltimore Harbor in 1912. Baltimore Harbor...
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
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
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1917. "Union Station showing Charles Street and Jones Falls." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

1917 Photo of Union Station

Here's a great photo we sug up showing Baltimore's Union Station in 1917. Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1917. "Union...
"Row houses, Baltimore, June 1940." Medium format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

Great 1940s Photo of Row Houses

Can we get a little help identifying this block? Anyone out there recognize this? Source: Shorpy
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "Unloading banana steamer." A teeming scene that calls to mind the paintings of Brueghel, if Brueghel ever did bananas. Note the damage from the Great Fire of 1904.

Baltimore Banana Steamer in 1905

Here's an odd photo from 1905 showing a ship pulling into Baltimore harbor with a load of bananas. Source: Shorpy
July 1938. "Man who lives in row house. Baltimore, Maryland." Walkies, anyone? Photo by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration.

Fat Guy and Little Dog

What an amazing photo. Too many bowls of spaghetti for this dude. Sweet pipe though. Source: Shorpy