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painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild shipyard in May 1943

Painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild Shipyard

This is a truckload of painters at the Bethlehem-Fairchild Shipyard taken at the height of World War II. Source: Library of Congress

Great Photo of Mt. Vernon Place in 1912

Check out this terrific old photo from 1912. Source: Library of Congress

1890s Photo of Centre Market

Here’s a photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress showing some fruits and vegetables being sold at the market. If you look closely enough, you’ll see potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and apples. Source: Library...
July 1938. Man sleeping in the Baltimore fish market. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Dick Sheldon for the Farm Security Administration.

Man Sleeps With the Fishes

Interesting photo. This guy has to be ridiculously tired to sleep there. Source: Shorpy
Read's on Lexington Street

Read’s Drug Store, a Part of the Civil Rights Movement

Read’s Drug Store was a Baltimore based chain of drug stores founded in the 1800’s by William Read. The downtown store was one of the first stores involved in the country’s very first anti-segregation sit-in during...
First Methodist Episcopal Church (Lovely Lane United Methodist Church) Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library

First Methodist Episcopal Church in 1887

Here’s a beautiful old photograph from 1887 of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, it’s called Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Source: Cornell University Flickr
Water filtration plant at Montabello, Baltimore, Md.

Beautiful 1914 Panorama of Montabello Filtration Plant

What a cool panoramic shot. Now quite as cool as this one, but pretty cool. Make sure you click on it to view a larger version. Source: Library of Congress
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Basin of the Patapsco from Federal Hill, Baltimore, 1862, 1862, Frank M. Gren, "Annapolis Collection"

Gifford’s Painting of Patapsco from Federal Hill

I’m guessing that many of you have already seen this famous painting by Robinson Gifford, painted during the Civil War. It’s a beautiful view of the Patapsco Basin from Federal Hill. Source: Smithsonian

How Bigotry and Racism Shaped Baltimore [Video Series]

Here is a series of three videos shared by one of our readers, Ayo.
East Baltimore residents

East Baltimore Front Stoop

What a cool old photo from 1975. This is a group of older residents of East Baltimore hanging out on their front stoops. Any idea where this is? Diggin’ the shoes on that guy too. He’s...
1905 postcard

A Postcard From Baltimore in 1905

Images like this are always great. This is an old postcard from a woman named Eva to her cousin Pattie, written on September 16th, 1905. Source: Smithsonian And, for good measure, here is what was on...
front of home in Roland Park

Great Early 1900s Photos of Roland Park

Here are some terrific old photographs that we stumbled across in the Smithsonian archives. They show the old homes in Roland Park sometime between 1900 and 1920. Source: Smithsonian Can you identify some of these homes?
Baltimore waterfront

Cool Views of Waterfront in 1938

These are great old photos of the Baltimore waterfront from 1938. Thanks to the Library of Congress for these. Source: Library of Congress
eet in slum area. Baltimore, Maryland

Street Scene in Baltimore Slum

This photo from the Library of Congress is from 1938 and was labeled as a slum area in Baltimore. Any idea where this is? Source: Library of Congress
Baltimore, Maryland. Restaurant sign on Baltimore street (1939)

Fried Scrapple for 15 Cents!

Here’s a cool old photo taken in April of 1939. It shows restaurant signs on Baltimore St. Some pretty good prices! Source: Library of Congress
Baltimore in 1837

What Baltimore Looked Like in 1837

This is pretty cool. It’s a drawing that we dug up at the Library of Congress, showing Baltimore as it looked back in 1837. Source: Library of Congress
Postcard showing baseball players seated and standing in stadium.

1909 Baltimore Orioles Team Photo

This is an awesome old photo. Check it out … it’s the 1909 Baltimore Orioles. Source: Library of Congress

Baltimore Street Parade in 1916

Here’s a photo from 1916, showing a parade down Baltimore St. from Holliday St. Source: Shorpy
Catonsville Junction, 1910. Rudolph Diehlmann poses before his lunchroom establishment. While crying out for some landscaping, the site's amenities include a pay phone. Tracks on the left are the Baltimore Traction Company's No. 14 streetcar line, pointing east toward Baltimore.

Rudolph Diehlmann’s Lunchroom in Catonsville

We looked up Diehlmann in the 1920 U.S. Census and it had him living on Smithwood Ave., probably near the today’s intersection with Edmondson Ave. Source: Ancestry.com
Bernard J. "Boompy" Logue of 2527 E. Monument St. in Baltimore, MD, about 1920, on his home made bicycle.

Baltimore’s Homemade Bicycle Circa 1920

Now this is a resourceful young man. The young man is Bernard Logue of 2527 E. Monument St. It appears that the image below is similar to the Google Street View, but we can’t quite determine...