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Baltimore Skyline at Night From Emerson Tower

You're looking at the night skyline as seen from Emerson Tower in the 1920s. This has to be one of our recent favorites of Baltimore.

Amazing 1970s Video of Baltimore

You have to check this one out. We uncovered it on YouTube (of course). Mostly video of Baltimore, but a little or New York as well.
Oyster luggers at the docks, Baltimore, MD

Oyster Luggers at the Docks

This great old photo is the perfect Baltimore way to kick off the new year for the blog. Happy 2018 to you all! Source: Library of Congress
Photo shows cafe at 626 E. Baltimore Street and store at 628 E. Baltimore Street (Source: Baltimore Sun, Nov. 27, 1939, p. 14)

Check Out East Baltimore Street in 1939

This cool old photo shows the 600 block of East Baltimore Street back in April of 1939. Click on it to see more details. Source: Library of Congress Here is the same view today on Google...
Annapolis, Maryland, 1917. "Graduation exercises, U.S. Naval Academy." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Naval Academy Graduation in 1917

This great old photo shows graduation festivities at the Naval Academy back in 1917. What a stunning photo. Source: Shorpy This was also cross-posted on our sister-site, Cool Old Photos.
Earl Weaver 1980

Earl Weaver Loses It In 1980

This is classic Earl Weaver. Thanks to our friend Marty for sending this in some time ago. We’re just now getting around to sharing it with the community.  
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 same location. They currently have a location in White Marsh. Source: Bill...
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 a game of basketball in 1935. Source: Enoch Pratt Free Library
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
1916 view of the Deutschland

Photo of World War I German U-Boat Visiting Baltimore Harbor

Remember the post we did a while ago about the German sub that visited Baltimore Harbor during World War I? It was the Deutschland in 1916, before the U.S. entered the war. Here is another great photo of the...

Travel Map of Baltimore in 1848

This is a travel map of Baltimore from 1848. Click on it for a larger version. Source: University of Texas Libraries

1920s Automobile Touring Map of Maryland

If you were fortunate enough to own an automobile in the 1920s, you might take a map like this and explore the countryside outside of Baltimore. Source: University of Maryland
1780 map of Maryland

New Map of the Province of Maryland (1780)

Source: University of Maryland Here’s a really old map of Maryland during the Revolution. Though, interestingly, it was the Province of Maryland during Colonial Times, 1780 was after the Declaration of Independence. Notice, of course, the...
CIvil War map of Patterson Park

Civil War Map of Camp Patterson Park

How cool is this old map from the Civil War? It shows Camp Patterson Park, including a directory of soldiers. Fascinating.

Amazing 1927 Aerial Photograph of Baltimore

How cool is this high-altitude photograph of the city. Click on it for a much larger version and tell us what you see. The details are amazing. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

1896 Map of Reservoir Hill, Penn North, Bolton Hill, and Druid Heights

This is a cool old map from 1896. Check it out and click on it for a larger version. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library Here’s the same area on a Google Map today. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=39.308535,-76.630669&spn=0.024074,0.045104&t=m&z=15&output=embed]
Thursday night shoppers in a line outside a movie theatre

Lined Up Outside Movie Theater

Here’s a photo from the 1940s showing a crowd of people lined up outside a movie theater. Anyone recognize this theater? Source: Library of Congress
unveiling of Lafayette statue

President Coolidge Attends Unveiling of Lafayette Statue

Here’s a great photo that we dug up showing Calvin Coolidge attending the unveiling and dedication of the Lafayette Statue in Mount Vernon Place. This took place on September 6th, 1928, the 171st anniversary of Marquis...

Great Photo of Mt. Vernon Place in 1912

Check out this terrific old photo from 1912. Source: Library of Congress

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 look closely enough, you’ll see potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and apples. Source: Library...