Baltimore's downtown week in 1948

Baltimore’s Downtown Week in October 1948

Here's a cool old advertisement that we dug up in the Sunday edition of The Baltimore Sun from October 17th, 1948. It's a program spurred...
Annapolis view in 1896

Lovely 1896 Aerial View of Annapolis

Okay, this isn't from an airplane obviously, given the date, but it's a beautiful view of Annapolis towards the water and Eastport...
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...

1941 Map by the Roland Park Company

Check out this great old map of Roland Park in 1941. Roland Park in 1941
1905 map of Baltimore

Detailed 1905 Map of Baltimore

What a terrific old map. This one is from 1905. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

Dawn of Tomorrow With the Southern Hotel

Here's an advertisement for the Southern Hotel opening in 1918, printed in The Washington Times. The building was located at 14 Light St., but sadly...
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:...
1877 map of Anne Arundel County

1877 Map of Anne Arundel County

Here's a cool old map of part of Anne Arundel County from 1877. Source: Library of Congress
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Basin of the Patapsco from Federal Hill, Baltimore, 1862, 1862, Frank M. Gren, "Annapolis Collection"

Gifford’s Painting of Patapsco from Federal Hill

I'm guessing that many of you have already seen this famous painting by Robinson Gifford, painted during the Civil War. It's a beautiful view...
Baltimore, Maryland. Restaurant sign on Baltimore street (1939)

Fried Scrapple for 15 Cents!

Here's a cool old photo taken in April of 1939. It shows restaurant signs on Baltimore St. Some pretty good prices! Source: Library of Congress