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Baltimore in the 1900s

Then and Now: Maryland Ave. and 25th St.

Check out Maryland Ave. and 25th St. in Baltimore back in 1908. Compare it to the Google Street View of today.

Inside a 1905 Baltimore Streetcar

Photograph of the interior, from the front platform to the center, of a United Railways and Electric Company standard Brill semi-convertible car in Baltimore, Maryland.
Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD - 1903

Where Is This on Eutaw Place?

This lovely old photo of Baltimore shows us Eutaw Place as it looked way back in 1903. But we need a little help in locating this image. Source: Library of Congress
Oyster luggers at the docks, Baltimore, MD

Oyster Luggers at the Docks

This great old photo is the perfect Baltimore way to kick off the new year for the blog. Happy 2018 to you all! Source: Library of Congress

Way Before Camden Yards, in 1905

What a lovely historical photo of Baltimore. You’re looking at the familiar scene of the Camden warehouse, now the backdrop to the loveliest ballpark in all of America.

Horrible Aftermath of 1904 Fire

This sad photo shows the city devastated after the great fire of 1904. You’re looking at Calvert St. near Pratt St. Source: Maryland Historical Society
October 30th, 1909 real estate advertisement

Where is This in 1909 Baltimore?

Does anyone recognize where this would be today? This advertisement is for real estate back in 1909 in The Baltimore Sun. Source: Proquest
100 block of E. Pratt St. in 1908

What Did East Pratt Street Look Like in 1908?

We found this great old image of East Pratt St. online the other day. Check it out and click on it for more details. Source: Digital Maryland Here’s the view today, which is completely different.
Maryland circa 1903. "Baltimore from Federal Hill." Along with a word from our sponsor. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Downtown Baltimore Seen From Federal Hill in 1903

This beautiful photo from 1903 shows the city as seen from Federal Hill. Source: Shorpy
View of motorists in 1907 Peerless car in front of Washington Monument in Baltimore, Maryland. Label on front: "Lazarnick. F4048. Peerless car in front of Washington Monument, Balto., Md. June 19." Stamped on back: "Photo by N. Lazarnick, 29 West 42nd Street, New York." Handwritten on back: "Peerless, 1907. Peerless car in front of Washington Monument, Baltimore. Wednesday, June 19."

1907 Glidden Tour Auto Race Through Baltimore

Here are a few great photos showing early automobiles on the streets of Baltimore. These photos document the Glidden Trophy tour of 1907. This was a competition between a number of automobile organizations from different cities...