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Old Ads & Classifieds

These are old ads and classifieds from Baltimore newspapers.

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...
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,...
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...
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...

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...
Maryland Historical Society - April 4th, 1844

April 4th, 1844: Maryland Historical Society Meeting

The Maryland Historical Society is going to love this (BTW, we love them). We were digging through some really old issues of the Baltimore Sun...

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....
Ford ads from October 16th, 1983

Ford Ads the Day the O’s Won the World Series

We posted a video from the last out of the 1983 World Series a short time ago. Now, here are some ads from the...
advertisement for the American Radiator Company - September 11th, 1913

Old Ad for American Radiator Company

How about one final advertisement for this Thursday? Here's a cool old advertisement that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from 1913.
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,...
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...
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...

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...
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.