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Notable People & Places

Stories about famous people and places in Baltimore.

AERIAL VIEW OF STATION, YARDS AND BONDED WAREHOUSE, LOOKING NORTHWEST - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Camden Station, South side of Camden Street between Eutaw & Howard Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Early 1970s Aerial View Before Oriole Park at Camden Yards

What a fascinating series of photos showing the site if Camden Yards in the 1970s.
portrait of John Wilkes Booth

Original Ad For John Wilkes Booth’s Acting Debut

This is absolutely amazing. We found the original advertisement in the Baltimore Sun for John Wilkes Booth's acting debut in Richard III. The play...

Elvis Presley Concert at Baltimore Civic Center (1977)

On May 29th, 1977, a seriously rough looking Elvis Presley was in Baltimore to give a one of his last performances before he died...
The 804-foot-long dirigible Hindenburg, the "Titanic of the Skies," soars above the Bromo-Seltzer Tower on its way to Lakehurst (N.J.) Naval Air Station on August 11, 1936. Nine months later, it would explode at Lakehurst, killing 35 passengers and crew. (Baltimore Sun)

Photo of Hindenburg Flying Over Baltimore in 1936

This is an incredible photo from 1936, showing the Hindenburg floating over Baltimore. Nine months later came the horrific accident in New Jersey. Make...
Booth family home on N. Exeter St.

John Wilkes Booth’s Family on North Exeter Street

We came across a great find in the 1850 U.S. Census. John Wilkes Booth's famous acting family lived in Baltimore, splitting time there with...
Beautiful aerial view of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. May 6th, 2011

Why Is It Named Oriole Park at Camden Yards?

Oriole Park at Camden Yards has to be one of the most, if not the most, beautiful ballparks in all of Major League Baseball....

Woodrow Wilson and the 1883 Johns Hopkins Glee Club

What a cool photo! This shows Woodrow Wilson with his buddies on the Johns Hopkins Glee Club in 1883. Source: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Flickr
Cal Ripken Jr. high school photo - 1978

O’s No. 2 Draft Pick, Ripken, Fans 17 in 1978 Championship

Here's a really cool article from the days before Cal Ripken Jr. as an Oriole. This article was printed on June 8th, 1978 Largo--Just one...
Camden Yards under construction

Photos Before Camden Yards and During Constructions [Slideshow]

Whoa, these are cool. It's a series of photographs that we dug up showing what Camden Yards looked liked during construction. We found these...
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...
1913 Baltimore Orioles

Babe Ruth’s First Professional Game; Plays Shortstop for the Orioles

This is a cool old baseball photo. It's the 1913 Baltimore Orioles with Babe Ruth, pictured on the right. We did a little more digging...
CIvil War map of Patterson Park

Civil War Map of Camp Patterson Park

How cool is this old map from the Civil War? It shows Camp Patterson Park, including a directory of soldiers. Fascinating.
Kennedy in helicopter (1961)

Kennedy Visits Patterson Park in ’62

Maybe a group of you remember this visit? We came across a neat story in The Baltimore Guide detailing an individual's memories of meeting...
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...