Baltimore in the 1890s

Annapolis view in 1896

Lovely 1896 Aerial View of Annapolis

Okay, this isn’t from an airplane obviously, given the date, but it’s a beautiful view of Annapolis towards the water and Eastport from 1896. I’m assuming this is a view from the Capitol, but hopefully residents can correct me if...

1891 map of St. Michaels, Maryland

1891 Map of St. Michaels, Maryland

We love digging up old maps like this Sanborn Map from 1891 showing St. Michaels. Click on each for a larger, more detailed version. Source: Library of Congress

The Eiffel Tower in 1890

Eiffel Tower Purchased for Move to Baltimore in 1894

This was a story idea sent to us about two years ago by Dave, and we’re just now getting to it. It’s also a pretty unbelievable story, so get ready to wow your friends at happy hour later today when...

Photo of 1897 Pennant-Deciding Game Between Boston and Baltimore

This photo shows the deciding game of the 1897 National League season with the Boston Beaneaters taking the pennant from the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore at Union Park (also known as Oriole Park III). The ballpark was located at Source:...

Champion Orioles of 1894 Lying on the ground are: John McGraw and Willie Keeler. Front row: "Kid" Bill Gleason, Joe Kelly, Ned Hanlon, Wilbert Robinson, Bill Hoffer, and Hughie Jennings. Second row: Walter Brody, Henry Reitz, John McMahon, Frank Bowerman, and Artie Pool. Third row: Arthur Clarkson, George Hemming, George Carey and Bill Clark.

Baltimore Went Wild Over the Orioles in 1894

The Orioles and baseball go back a long way with the city of Baltimore. Before the current O’s arrived in 1954, there were earlier teams of the same name. We came across an interesting article in The Baltimore Sun from August...

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.

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 of Congress If you...