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Amazing 1970s Video of Baltimore

You have to check this one out. We uncovered it on YouTube (of course). Mostly video of Baltimore, but a little or New York as well.

Historic American Buildings Survey, From an old photo, DISTANT VIEW (Left to right, Church at Calvert and Pleasant Streets and First Unitarian Church, Charles and Franklin Streets) - Washington Monument, Mount Vernon Place & Washington, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Baltimore Skyline in the 1870s

Here’s a photo which appears to be from some time in the 19th century. Source: Library of Congress Here’s another great city skyline shot from 1912.

German U-Boat Deutschland (1916)

German U-Boat Deutschland Arrives in Baltimore (1916)

This is a pretty interesting piece of history. In July 1916, the German Merchant Marine U-Boat Deutschland arrived in Baltimore. Source: Kevin Mueller The submarine Deutschland arrived in port on July 9th, 1916, with captain Paul Koenig flying the German...

1912 bird's-eye view of Baltimore

Incredibly Detailed 1912 Bird’s-Eye View of Baltimore

Wow … you gotta love this one. It’s a drawing of Baltimore published by Norman T.A. Munder & Co. in 1912. If you like this, check out UrbanYore on Etsy. They have a couple great maps of Baltimore for sale....

Map of the city and county of Baltimore, Maryland. From original surveys by J.C. Sidney, C.E.

1857 Map of the City and County of Baltimore

What a great old antebellum map of Baltimore and the county. This one is from 1857 and we dug it up at the Library of Congress. Source: Library of Congress

portrait of John Wilkes Booth

Original Ad For John Wilkes Booth’s Acting Debut

This is absolutely amazing. We found the original advertisement in the Baltimore Sun for John Wilkes Booth’s acting debut in Richard III. The play was at the Charles Street Theatre on Tuesday, August 14th, 1855.