Browsing Theme

Featured

Featured posts

this is a gun

British Tourist Killed Chasing Thief

What a tragic story, and this wasn’t really that long ago. Maybe some of you remember when this happened? We found the article in The Baltimore Sun, printed on August 23rd, 1981. An Englishman visiting Baltimore was...
Johns Hopkins hospital

Beautiful 1900s Photo of Johns Hopkins Hospital

This is an incredible old photo, taken sometime in the early 20th century. Source: Library of Congress

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...
painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild shipyard in May 1943

Painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild Shipyard

This is a truckload of painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild Shipyard taken at the height of World War II. Source: Library of Congress
Baltimore Memorial Stadium, 1000 East Thirty-third Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Great Photo of Old Memorial Stadium

What a beautiful old photograph of Memorial Stadium. Source: Library of Congress

How Bigotry and Racism Shaped Baltimore [Video Series]

Here is a series of three videos shared by one of our readers, Ayo.

Detailed Map of Guilford From 1926

Here’s a great find from the Maryland State Archives website. It’s a detailed plat of Guilford from May 10th, 1926.   Source: Maryland State Archives
plane crash at Memorial Stadium 1976

Plane Crashes Into Memorial Stadium

Donald Kroner crashed a plane into Baltimore's Memorial Stadium in 1976 after a Colts vs. Steelers game. Nobody was injured, but it made for a crazy story the next day.
1905 postcard

A Postcard From Baltimore in 1905

Images like this are always great. This is an old postcard from a woman named Eva to her cousin Pattie, written on September 16th, 1905. Source: Smithsonian And, for good measure, here is what was on...
eet in slum area. Baltimore, Maryland

Street Scene in Baltimore Slum

This photo from the Library of Congress is from 1938 and was labeled as a slum area in Baltimore. Any idea where this is? Source: Library of Congress