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Negro League’s Baltimore Black Sox

This is a terrific photo that we found on the Internet, but unfortunately it wasn’t labeled with a date. Anyone out there know when this was taken or who these three ballplayers are?
Smithwood Avenue branches off to the right while Edmondson Avenue slopes uphill on the left heading east toward the city of Baltimore. In addition to automobile traffic, Edmondson Avenue at the time accommodated the Baltimore Traction Company No. 14 trolley line. A junction for three rail lines was located immediately behind the photographer's vantage point. These houses still exist, albeit with vinyl siding applied over the handsome cedar shingles. Oh, and the streets have since been paved. Photo taken about 1925

Story Behind a 1925 Catonsville Home

This is a beautiful old photograph from 1925 showing a home in Catonsville. And, it’s one that makes you wonder who the people are. What are their names, and what did they do? This is a...
Colonel Hawkins

Confederate Officer’s Opinion of Lincoln’s Assassination

This is an interesting, short article from The Baltimore Sun, printed on April 27th, 1865. It’s a letter to the newspaper from a Confederate officer, imprisoned at Camp Chase in Ohio after the end of the Civil...
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Old Color Postcard of Johns Hopkins Hospital

Check out this great old postcard of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The date is unknown, but I’m guessing it was somewhere in the early 1900s. Source: National Institutes of Health
Boeing 314 taking off

Yankee Clipper Makes It’s First Transatlantic Flight (1939)

These were the glory days of flying, when you would dress up to get on a plane, and it was a luxurious experience. The glamorous flying boats of Pan Am crossed both the Atlantic and the...
aftermath of 1904 Baltimore fire

Incredible Panoramic Photo of 1904 Baltimore Fire

This is a great shot of the horrible devastation of the 1904 fire that ripped through the city. Click on it for greater details. Source: Library of Congress
Baltimore Sun advertisement October 22nd, 1853

Giles’ European Hotel Advertisement (1853)

Here’s an old advertisement from 160 years ago today, printed in The Baltimore Sure. This is for the Giles’ European Hotel at 124 Baltimore Street.
Baltimore Basilica

Great Old Photo of the Baltimore Basilica

What do you think of this old photo? I’m not sure when it’s from, but it’s likely somewhere around the 1900s. Source: New York Public Library
Baltimore row houses

Typical Baltimore Row Houses in 1938

This is a good old photo that we dug up at the New York Public Library. Any idea where this is? Source: New York Public Library
Baltimore city directory - 1799

So Cool! 1799 City Directory for Baltimore

How cool is this? If you’re older than probably 30, you remember actually using a paper phonebook. Well, here’s a fascinating city directory that we dug up from 1799. It was printed by Warner & Hanna...