Tag: 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...
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...

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...

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 inĀ 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:...
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...
Photograph that features a view of Baltimore Street west of Hanover Street on Baltimore before the fire of 1904. Conspicuous landmarks are the Continental Building, now the Mercantile Trust Company, and the business house of Armstrong Cator & Co. west of Charles Street.

Baltimore Street, West of Hanover Before 1904 Fire

Here is an old image of Baltimore street from around 1900. Source: Digital Maryland This was also cross-posted on Cool Old Photos.
Looking north from Washington Monument, Baltimore, Md

1906 View of Baltimore from Top of Washington Monument

Check out this beautiful view from the Washington Monument. Source: Library of Congress
Street scene showing Light Street at Lombard Street, Baltimore. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.

Photo of Intersection of Light and Lombard Streets in 1905

This is a cool old photo showing the intersection of Light and Lombard Streets in 1905. Here is the same intersection today.
John Eager Howard monument, Mount Vernon, Baltimore, 1909. Robert L. Harris Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection

Mount Vernon’s John Eager Howard Monument in 1909

This is an old photo of the John Eager Howard monument in Mount Vernon from 1909. Source: Maryland Historical Society
South Charles Street, looking north, Baltimore. Charles Center area. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Building on left side. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Collection. Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, 8x10 glass, Box 3. Note: Reference photograph.

Then and Now: Looking Up South Charles Street in 1905

Here's a great show looking upĀ Charles Street in 1905. Source: Maryland Historical Society Here's the same view up South Charles Street today. You can see the...
Baltimore in 1904

What Did Baltimore Look Like After the 1904 Fire?

Here's a great old photo that we dug up at the Library of Congress. It's a nice bird's-eye view of the city. Source: Library of...

1905 Post of Hopkins Student Playing Lacrosse

Here's a really old poster that we dug up on the Library of Congress site. Source: Library of Congress
Circa 1903. "Baltimore from Federal Hill." A freight terminal (O'Donnell's Wharf) and the Patapsco flour mill. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative.

Clear 1903 View of Baltimore from Federal Hill

We posted this photo a while back, but now have a clearer version to share with you. Click on it for a much larger...
1905 map of Baltimore

Detailed 1905 Map of Baltimore

What a terrific old map. This one is from 1905. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library
Baltimore Police badge

Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Neglect of Duty

Those are not charge you would like to have thrust upon you if you're a Baltimore police officer. Sadly, for one such...

1905 Chart of Approaches to Baltimore Harbor

Here's an interesting old map from 1905 showing the shipping lanes and approaches to Baltimore Harbor. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library