August 27, 2019
Map dated Dec. 14, 1853 which shows proposed lots for a courthouse, jail and alms house in Towson Town, Md., if it is chosen as the county seat of Baltimore County by the voters.
April 13, 2015
Take a look at this print from 1853. It shows the city of Baltimore as it looked 160+ years ago. Source: Digital Maryland
October 22, 2013
Here’s an old advertisement from 160 years ago today, printed in The Baltimore Sure. This is for the Giles’ European Hotel at 124 Baltimore Street.
October 9, 2013
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...
September 1, 2019
This is an absolutely fascinating article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun. It shows statistics for prisoners in the penitentiary.
September 24, 2013
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...
September 17, 2013
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
August 28, 2019
We came across a great find in the 1850 U.S. Census. John Wilkes Booth’s famous acting family lived in Baltimore, splitting time there with their home in Bel Air. John’s father Junius, was a...
September 9, 2013
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,...
August 24, 2019
We love these maps, and I’m sure you guys do as well. Check this one out. It shows the layout of the city in 1857. Look at square 16, that’s where Camden Yards sits...