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Old Ads & Classifieds

These are old ads and classifieds from Baltimore newspapers.

Camels advertisement

Camels, So Mild You Can Smoke All You Want!

Great! They’re so mild, they don’t get your wind … so smoke ’em if you got ’em!
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 if this was acceptable in our country 150+ years ago.
Baltimore Sun ad - 1869

Advertisement: Are You Suffering With Diarrhea? (1869)

1869 was not a good time to be suffering from Diarrhea (no time is good really). Well, if you were suffering back then, this would have been one of your solutions.
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.
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 any addresses that you recognize?
Baltimore Sun advertisement October 22nd, 1853

Giles’ European Hotel Advertisement (1853)

Here’s an old advertisement from 160 years ago today, printed in The Baltimore Sure. This is for the Giles’ European Hotel at 124 Baltimore Street.
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.
Towson home advertisement

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
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...
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, April 11th.