July 1938. "Rear of grocery store in Baltimore." Only hinting at the delights that await within. Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon.

Countless Soda Ads (1938)

This is a photo of the back of and old grocery in 1938. Source: Shorpy

Dawn of Tomorrow With the Southern Hotel

Here's an advertisement for the Southern Hotel opening in 1918, printed in The Washington Times. The building was located at 14 Light St., but sadly...
Peabody Conservatory of Music advertisement

Ad for Peabody Conservatory in 1906

Here's an old advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on September 6th, 1909.
ad for carriages, wagons, etc

Advertisement for Carriages, Wagons, Etc.

Need a carriage from a local Baltimore dealer? Here's an ad you would have seen in the Baltimore Sun on December 22nd, 1890.

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...

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....
Baltimore Sun - December 30th, 1839

Reward: Strayed or Stolen Horse

Here's an interesting old advertisement that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun. This was printed on December 30th, 1839.  
Baltimore Sun advertisement 1850

Ad for Steamship to Panama and on to California (1850)

Below is an interesting advertisement that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun, printed on Tuesday, October 8th, 1850. The ad is for the...
runaway slave notice - July 3rd, 1858

$200 Reward for Runaway Slave Lewis Edwards

There are so many notices like this in the newspapers back before the Civil War. The notice below is from the Baltimore Sun, printed on...
The Oriental Massage Parlor

The Oriental Massage Parlor

Now this is where you wanted to go and get a massage back in 1923. Here's an old ad from the Baltimore Sun promoting...
Raybestos advertisement

Check Brakes, Reline With Raybestos

Check out this cool old advertisement we dug up on Vintage Baltimore. GoBmore reader Pat, sent the Flickr feed over, and if you haven't...
Titanic advertisement 1912

Advertisements to Sail on the Titanic

Now this is totally fascinating. This is an advertisement that we found in The Baltimore Sun printed on February 13th, 1912. And, as you can...
Baltimore Sun advertisement

For Sale: Lager Beer Saloon on Thames

This is cool. In the May 10th, 1865 edition of the Baltimore Sun, this advertisement ran for the sale of a saloon at 98...
Severna Park advertisement in 1909

1909 Advertisement for Severna Park

We're doing some late night browsing of old classifieds and came across this cool one from 1909. It was printed in the Baltimore Sun on Sunday,...
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...
shoe store advertisement

Cheapest Shoe Store in the City

Here's another great advertisement that we dug up, this time from January 8th, 1844 in the Baltimore Sun. The shoe store was located at Eutaw...

Towson Ranch Home for $19,800

Here's an advertisement that we found in The Baltimore Sun, printed on January 7th, 1951. Source: Baltimore Sun
National Brewing Company advertisement

National Brewing Company of Baltimore

Who doesn't love Natty Boh in Baltimore? Check out this old (and verbose) advertisement from the Baltimore Sun, printed on Tuesday, August 1st, 1944. And,...
Catonsville home advertisement

Catonsville Home for $57 Monthly Payments

This is an ad that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun from January 7th, 1951.

Baltimore Sun Ads the Day Pearl Harbor Was Attacked

We always find the juxtaposition of normalcy within the context of historical events fascinating. We wrote a post quite some time ago about life...
October 24th, 1938 classifieds

Apartment Listings 75 Years Ago Today

Looking to rent an apartment in Baltimore 75 years ago? Check out these prices from the classifieds section in The Baltimore Sun. Do you see...