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Old Ads & Classifieds

These are old ads and classifieds from Baltimore newspapers.

October 30th, 1926: Navy vs. Michigan

Cool! Check out this old advertisement from the Baltimore Sun advertising the Navy vs. Michigan football game on October 30th, 1926. Navy was 5-0 and...
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...

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...
Baltimore Sun advertisement

Slaves for Life and Good Titles

This is an advertisement from The Baltimore Sun printed on January 8th, 1844. It's shocking, repulsive, and still unbelievable that we used to live as...

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....
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...
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.
Baltimore's downtown week in 1948

Baltimore’s Downtown Week in October 1948

Here's a cool old advertisement that we dug up in the Sunday edition of The Baltimore Sun from October 17th, 1948. It's a program spurred...
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...
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...

1981 Boog Powell Miller Lite Commercial

Amazing. What more can I say about this old commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7fZuEAm77A
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.
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
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.