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Babe Ruth’s 1920 Passport Application

How cool is this? What a great find on Ancestry.com. We came across the Bambino’s 1920 application for a passport that fall, because he was traveling to Cuba to play in some barnstorming games. According to...
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 of the Patapsco Basin from Federal Hill. Source: Smithsonian
Baltimore Century Theatre

Century Theatre on West Lexington

Here’s a picture of one of the many popular Century Theatres located in Baltimore before the 1950s.The theatres lined the blocks of Lexington, Charles and Cathedral St.Unfortunately, the theatres were torn down in the 1960s and...
advertisement for wife

1863 Advertisement for A Wife

Now this is a creative way to find yourself a wife. Place a classified ad in The Baltimore Sun. That’s what this gentleman did exactly 150 years ago today. The best part is this line: ” …...
October 24th, 1938 classifieds

Apartment Listings 75 Years Ago Today

Looking to rent an apartment in Baltimore 75 years ago? Check out these prices from the classifieds section in The Baltimore Sun. Do you see any addresses that you recognize?
Pigtown in 1920

Amazing Old Photo of Pigtown (c. 1920)

Now this is really cool, and you can see how the neighborhood received its name. Pigs! Anyone recognize where this is? Source: Mike Copperthite
Two McNultys

Meet the Real Officer McNulty

Digging through The Baltimore Sun archives, we came across something awesome … another policeman named McNulty! Much like the famed Ghosts of DC hero, Officer Sprinkle, Officer McNulty was a local micro-celebrity. Unlike the alcoholic, womanizing, tragic...
Towson home advertisement

Towson Ranch Home for $19,800

Here’s an advertisement that we found in The Baltimore Sun, printed on January 7th, 1951. Source: Baltimore Sun

Payday on the Baltimore Waterfront (1905)

This is an incredible photograph from 1905. It shows a group of men lining up for payday on the waterfront. Click on it for a larger image and take some time examining it. It’s pretty cool....