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July 1909. Baltimore, Md. "One of the small boys in J.S. Farrand Packing Co. and a heavy load. J.W. Magruder, witness." Photo: Lewis Wickes Hine.

Wow. Amazing Photo of Barefoot Boy at Packing Plant

Whoa, this is an incredible old photo from 1909. Unfortunately, this is a nameless, shoeless boy. I wonder what ever became of this guy. Source: Shorpy
Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards, Baltimore. 1941. "Between the ways of this large Eastern shipyard run tracks for flatcars carrying materials or sections to be hoisted onto the deck of Liberty ships under construction."

Great Photo of Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards in 1941

Source: Shorpy This is a terrific old photo from just before World War II.
Baltimore city directory - 1799

So Cool! 1799 City Directory for Baltimore

How cool is this? If you’re older than probably 30, you remember actually using a paper phonebook. Well, here’s a fascinating city directory that we dug up from 1799. It was printed by Warner & Hanna...
Baltimore Sun - January 7th, 1850

Baltimore Penitentiary Statistics in 1850

This is an absolutely fascinating article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun. It shows statistics for prisoners in the penitentiary.
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "A chestnut vendor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

The Baltimore Chestnut Vendor

Rich guys on the right. Regular folks on the left. What a fascinating image of the past. Where is this taken?
Baltimore MTA bus

Baltimore MTA bus in the 1970s

Check out this old school shot of an MTA bus at Howard and Centre. Source: Kevin Mueller
1970 BPD Ford

1970 Baltimore Police Department

Check out this retro photo of a 1970 Baltimore Police Department car. Source: Flickr user COPCAR1
"Baltimore Fire of 1904. General view of South Baltimore." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

Evening Photo Share: 1904 Baltimore Fire Devastation

We haven’t posted an evening photo in a while, so if you’re at happy hour (still), or resting on the couch at home, here’s an interesting and sad photo for you to get lost in. It’s...
Peabody Institute in 1902

Photo of the Peabody Institute in 1902

Here is a great old photo from 1902 of the Peabody Institute. Source: Library of Congress
B&O Railroad Warehouse

A Video of the Area Before Camden Yards

We posted some cool old photos of the area during construction last week. Here's a great video that we dug up from around the same time.