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100 block of E. Pratt St. in 1908

What Did East Pratt Street Look Like in 1908?

We found this great old image of East Pratt St. online the other day. Check it out and click on it for more details. Source: Digital Maryland Here’s the view today, which is completely different.
200 block of S. Caroline St. in 1940

What Did 1940s Baltimore Look Like?

Here’s a photo of Baltimore from June 8th, 1940. You’re looking at the 200 block of S. Caroline St., north of Gough and south of E. Pratt. Source: Digital Maryland Here’s what it looks like today...
Fort Federal Hill in Baltimore. Composite of four views - from the east, interior, from the south, and from the west. (1862)

What Did Fort Federal Hill Look Like in 1862?

Here’s an old print from the Civil War showing several views of Fort Federal Hill. Source: Library of Congress
Maryland circa 1903. "Baltimore from Federal Hill." Along with a word from our sponsor. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Downtown Baltimore Seen From Federal Hill in 1903

This beautiful photo from 1903 shows the city as seen from Federal Hill. Source: Shorpy
B&W photo of Preston Gardens in Baltimore, MD, ca. 1935. Shows green space that was restored by WPA workers

Preston Gardens in 1935

Check out this great old photograph that we found on Flickr. It shows Preston Gardens in 1935. Source: Pratt Library
Baltimore's Business and Government Historic District

What Did Baltimore Look Like in the 1980s?

Here is a series of photos that we foundon Flickr that show Baltimore as it looked in the 1980s. The photos below were taken on November 25th, 1987 Source: National Register of Historic Places
Baltimore waterfront

Photos of Baltimore Waterfront in the 1910s

Here’s a great series of photos of the Baltimore waterfront from the early 20th century. Source: Library of Congress
1954 Orioles schedule

Gunther Beer 1954 Orioles Schedule

What a cool find! This is the Orioles’ inaugural schedule for the Major Leagues in 1954. Source: Digital Maryland
1916 view of the Deutschland

Photo of World War I German U-Boat Visiting Baltimore Harbor

Remember the post we did a while ago about the German sub that visited Baltimore Harbor during World War I? It was the Deutschland in 1916, before the U.S. entered the war. Here is another great photo of the...
Baltimore in 1904

What Did Baltimore Look Like After the 1904 Fire?

Here’s a great old photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress. It’s a nice bird’s-eye view of the city. Source: Library of Congress
Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy Grounds in the 19th Century

Here’s a great old photo of Notre Dame Academy, taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the late 19th century. Source: Library of Congress
Bullets v. Capitals box score

Baltimore Bullets Beat Washington Capitals; Take First Place

We came across this article from November 19th, 1944, when the Baltimore Bullets beat the Washington Capitals basketball team by the depressed score of 33 to 32. Washington, Nov. 18 (Special) — The Baltimore Bullets took...
Baltimore Penn Station

1977 Aerial Photos of Baltimore Penn Station

Check out this great series of photos, taken of Baltimore Penn Station in 1977. Source: Library of Congress
Johns Hopkins hospital

Beautiful 1900s Photo of Johns Hopkins Hospital

This is an incredible old photo, taken sometime in the early 20th century. Source: Library of Congress
1961 kids

Baltimore Kids in the Winter of 1961

What a great old photo. These kids are standing in front of some suburban Baltimore home after a good snow. Any ideas on where this was taken? Source: Shorpy
Man with a derby hat stands atop a mound of oyster shells outside the C. H. Pearson & Company oyster cannery, Baltimore. Workers bring wheel- barrows of shells from the factory to the heap. ca. 1890.

Great Photo of Oyster Cannery in 1890

Source: U.S. National Archives This is a great old photo that we found on the National Archives’ site. It shows the old C.H. Pearson & Company cannery around 1890.
three Baltimore Black Sox

Negro League’s Baltimore Black Sox

This is a terrific photo that we found on the Internet, but unfortunately it wasn’t labeled with a date. Anyone out there know when this was taken or who these three ballplayers are?
Baltimore, Maryland at Night (NASA, International Space Station, 10/16/12)

Baltimore Photo from International Space Station

This isn’t from the distant past, but I had to share it because it’s such a cool image of Baltimore. The photo below was taken by NASA from the International Space Station on October 16th, 2012....

Baltimore Savings Institution Dollar Bill (1840)

Now this is pretty cool. We were trolling the Internet and came across this old $1 bill from the Baltimore Savings Institution.
Thursday night shoppers in a line outside a movie theatre

Lined Up Outside Movie Theater

Here’s a photo from the 1940s showing a crowd of people lined up outside a movie theater. Anyone recognize this theater? Source: Library of Congress