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Washington Monument from Federal Hill

Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore

This is a photo of the Helen Delich Port located along the Patapsco River. This photo of the port, one of largest in the U.S., was taken in 1849. Today, the port handles a lot of imports including Mercedes-Benz cars...

Gino's advertisement

Gino’s Hamburgers and a Tin Lizzie!

I came across this ad from 1969 for a restaurant chain called Gino’s Hamburgers. The fast food chain was founded in 1957 by Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti and running back Alan Ameche. Gino’s Hamburgers did really well on...

The Most Forgotten World Champion

Did you know that Baltimore was home to the “most forgotten” world wrestling champion?  August John “Americus” Schoenlein  was born December 25, 1883 in Baltimore and surprisingly made his professional debut in 1901, after studying architectural drawing at the Maryland...

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 compound pectoral. The Great...

Maryland Casualty clock tower in the distance (1950s)

The Maryland Casualty Clock Tower

Is there something so identifiable with a city that, when you visit, you just have to see it? Such as New York and the Statue of Liberty or Philadelphia and the William Penn statue. See the clock tower in the...

Maryland National Bank

Remember the Maryland National Bank Building?

In the days before the magic of green screens and Doppler weather forecasting, people with a view of the Baltimore skyline had another method for determining the next day’s weather – the color-changing letters on top of the Art Deco...