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Cool Views of Waterfront in 1938

These are great old photos of the Baltimore waterfront from 1938. Thanks to the Library of Congress for these. Source: Library of Congress
Occident Federal advertisement - 1964

1964 Occident Federal Mortgage Advertisement

This is an advertisement for Occident Federal, printed in The Baltimore Sun on July 2nd, 1964. They were offering mortgages up to 80% of the property value and a maximum of 25 years. In the heyday of...
Haussners in 1937

The Famous Haussner’s Restaurant

Haussner’s Restaurant was one of Baltimore’s most famous landmarks. It was opened in 1926 by William Haussner and remained opened for the next 73 years until it closed on October 6, 1999. The restaurant was not...
Roland Park in 1961

Map of Roland Park in 1961

How much do you love maps? These are awesome. Here’s a great one that we dug up of Roland Park from 1961. Source: Johns Hopkins University
Lafayette Square

City of Baltimore vs. the United States; Baltimore Not “Loyal” During Civil War

Now this is a fascinating find from the Baltimore Sun, printed on February 27th, 1908. Most of the Civil War buffs out there know that Baltimore had questionable to nonexistent loyalty to the Union during the Civil...

Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup Ads

Here are some ads from Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup. Baltimore drug manufacturer, August Vogeler, acquired the medical compounds of Rev. Dr. Bull in 1873. Dr. Bull’s medicine included cough syrup, a blood mixture, pain drops, and...
Camp Belger, Baltimore, M'd. : 114th Regt. New York S. Volunteers--Col. Elisha B. Smith, Lieut. Col. Sam. R. Per Lee, Major Henry B. Morse.

Camp Belger in 1862

Here’s a drawing that we dug up at the Library of Congress showing Camp Belger during the Civil War, in 1862. Source: Library of Congress
B&O Railroad Warehouse

A Video of the Area Before Camden Yards

We posted some cool old photos of the area during construction last week. Here's a great video that we dug up from around the same time.

1911 Advertisement for Winton Six at Mt. Royal and North Ave.

If you were looking to buy a Winton Six back in 1911, this is where you’d go.
1822 map of Baltimore

1822 Map of Baltimore

This is a terrific first map to post to the blog. Source: Big Map Blog