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Baltimore in the 1900s

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
naked dancing dude

Wild Italian Man Dances Naked in the Streets

How can you not click on a post with this title? That’s what we thought when we came across this amusing article in The Washington Post, printed on August 3rd, 1907. Baltimore, Md., Aug. 2.–A man rushed...
Mt. Vernon Place

Mt. Vernon Place Frozen in Time (1903)

What a terrific old photo of Mt. Vernon Place. This was taken in 1903. Source: Library of Congress
Johns Hopkins hospital

Beautiful 1900s Photo of Johns Hopkins Hospital

This is an incredible old photo, taken sometime in the early 20th century. Source: Library of Congress
1904 Royce Car

Man Arrested for Speeding; Charged With Going 6 MPH

Yes … no joke. We found an article from The Baltimore Sun printed on January 23rd, 1904, mentioning the legal troubles of a man busted for going six miles per hour. Yes, six. Mr. William A. Schaum, president...

5-Year-Old Babe Ruth’s Family in the 1900 Census

This is a really cool find. It shows the Ruth family, living at 339 South Woodyear St. in Baltimore, back in 1900. Ruth Sr. at the time was a lightning rod salesman. It’s tiny, so click...

Great Photo of Mt. Vernon Place in 1912

Check out this terrific old photo from 1912. Source: Library of Congress
Norris Luvitt. Been picking 3 years in berry fields near Baltimore, June 1909

Great Photo of Boy Picking Berries (1909)

This is a photo from 1909 showing a boy picking berries near Baltimore. Maybe he was in the previous photo that we posted here. Source: U.S. National Archives
proposed tunnel (1909)

Proposed Tunnel From Mount Clare to Patterson Park

This is an interesting illustration that we dug up in The Baltimore Sun. It’s from an article printed on May 7th, 1909. Source: The Baltimore Sun Here’s a similar route on today’s Google Map of the area.
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Old Color Postcard of Johns Hopkins Hospital

Check out this great old postcard of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The date is unknown, but I’m guessing it was somewhere in the early 1900s. Source: National Institutes of Health
proposed 20 million gallon reservoir for Baltimore

Map of Proposed 20 Billion Gallon Reservoir

This is a cool map that we found in The Baltimore Sun, from Thursday, November 5th, 1908. The initial funding of $5 million that year provided for building the dams necessary for the Loch Raven Reservoir. Source:...
Baltimore Medical College (1908)

Baltimore Medical College in 1908

This is a great old image of the Baltimore Medical College as it looked in 1908. Source: National Institutes of Medicine
1905 postcard

A Postcard From Baltimore in 1905

Images like this are always great. This is an old postcard from a woman named Eva to her cousin Pattie, written on September 16th, 1905. Source: Smithsonian And, for good measure, here is what was on...
front of home in Roland Park

Great Early 1900s Photos of Roland Park

Here are some terrific old photographs that we stumbled across in the Smithsonian archives. They show the old homes in Roland Park sometime between 1900 and 1920. Source: Smithsonian Can you identify some of these homes?
Baltimore Harbor 1903

Photos of Baltimore Harbor in 1903

Check out these cool photos of Baltimore Harbor. This is the harbor as seen from Federal Hill. Source: Library of Congress
Peabody Conservatory of Music advertisement

Ad for Peabody Conservatory in 1906

Here’s an old advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on September 6th, 1909.
Johns Hopkins in 1902

Johns Hopkins University in 1902

What a great photo. This is part of Johns Hopkins in 1902. Anyone know where this is? Source: Library of Congress
aftermath of 1904 Baltimore fire

Incredible Panoramic Photo of 1904 Baltimore Fire

This is a great shot of the horrible devastation of the 1904 fire that ripped through the city. Click on it for greater details. Source: Library of Congress
Postcard showing baseball players seated and standing in stadium.

1909 Baltimore Orioles Team Photo

This is an awesome old photo. Check it out … it’s the 1909 Baltimore Orioles. Source: Library of Congress
Circa 1903. "Lexington Market, Baltimore, Maryland." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Great Photo of Lexington Market in 1903

This is a beautiful old photo of Lexington Market at the turn of the century.