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Old Ads & Classifieds

These are old ads and classifieds from Baltimore newspapers.

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 July 3rd, 1858. The address on Lombard St. is right down by...
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 checked it out, you need to. It’s great. Source: Flickr user Vintage...

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 Michigan was 4-0 when they played in Baltimore. Michigan was heavily favored,...
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 and came across this small classified. This was the April 4th, 1844...

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. Dr. Bull’s medicine included cough syrup, a blood mixture, pain drops, and...
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 day we closed out the Phillies. You could buy a Ford Escort...
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, for some historical context, D-Day was just seven weeks prior.
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 and Lexington St.
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 steamship Cherokee, commanded by Henry Windle, departing in a few days for...