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Baltimore in the 1900s

Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1906. "Light Street looking north." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Light Street in 1906

What an amazing view of Light St. This is from 1906. Source: Shorpy
July 1909. Baltimore, Md. "One of the small boys in J.S. Farrand Packing Co. and a heavy load. J.W. Magruder, witness." Photo: Lewis Wickes Hine.

Wow. Amazing Photo of Barefoot Boy at Packing Plant

Whoa, this is an incredible old photo from 1909. Unfortunately, this is a nameless, shoeless boy. I wonder what ever became of this guy. Source: Shorpy

Payday on the Baltimore Waterfront (1905)

This is an incredible photograph from 1905. It shows a group of men lining up for payday on the waterfront. Click on it for a larger image and take some time examining it. It’s pretty cool....

The Most Forgotten World Champion

Did you know that Baltimore was home to the “most forgotten” world wrestling champion?  August John “Americus” Schoenlein  was born December 25, 1883 in Baltimore and surprisingly made his professional debut in 1901, after studying architectural...
Severna Park advertisement in 1909

1909 Advertisement for Severna Park

We’re doing some late night browsing of old classifieds and came across this cool one from 1909. It was printed in the Baltimore Sun on Sunday, April 11th.
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "A chestnut vendor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

The Baltimore Chestnut Vendor

Rich guys on the right. Regular folks on the left. What a fascinating image of the past. Where is this taken?
Lafayette Square

City of Baltimore vs. the United States; Baltimore Not “Loyal” During Civil War

Now this is a fascinating find from the Baltimore Sun, printed on February 27th, 1908. Most of the Civil War buffs out there know that Baltimore had questionable to nonexistent loyalty to the Union during the Civil...

Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup Ads

Here are some ads from Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup. Baltimore drug manufacturer, August Vogeler, acquired the medical compounds of Rev. Dr. Bull in 1873. Dr. Bull’s medicine included cough syrup, a blood mixture, pain drops, and...
"Baltimore Fire of 1904. General view of South Baltimore." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

Evening Photo Share: 1904 Baltimore Fire Devastation

We haven’t posted an evening photo in a while, so if you’re at happy hour (still), or resting on the couch at home, here’s an interesting and sad photo for you to get lost in. It’s...
Roland Park plan

Roland Park: Most Fashionable and Pretentious Suburb

What is the history of Roland Park near Baltimore, Maryland? Take a look at some of the early neighborhood plans from the 1900s.
Peabody Institute in 1902

Photo of the Peabody Institute in 1902

Here is a great old photo from 1902 of the Peabody Institute. Source: Library of Congress
Hotel Kernan & Maryland Theatre

Wow. Amazing Photo of Hotel Kernan in 1906

This is such an incredible photo. It shows Hotel Kernan and Maryland Theatre in 1906. Source: Library of Congress
sunset over Ft. McHenry in 1906

Sunset Over Fort McHenry in 1906

What a great photo to end our first week. This is a shot of a sailboat in the foreground and Ft. McHenry in the background in 1906. Source: Library of Congress
Mt. Vernon Place in 1906

Another Great Photo of Mt. Vernon Place

Like the one we posted earlier this week, here’s another great photo of Mt. Vernon Place. Source: Library of Congress
Johns Hopkins hospital in 1903

Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1903

Here is another great photo from the Library of Congress. It shows the hospital at Johns Hopkins in 1903. Source: Library of Congress
Circa 1900. "Baltimore City Hall." Rising behind a web of wires. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Great Photo of Baltimore City Hall in 1900

Check out this awesome photo of city hall in 1900. Click on it for some great details. Source: Shorpy
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "Unloading banana steamer." A teeming scene that calls to mind the paintings of Brueghel, if Brueghel ever did bananas. Note the damage from the Great Fire of 1904.

Baltimore Banana Steamer in 1905

Here’s an odd photo from 1905 showing a ship pulling into Baltimore harbor with a load of bananas. Source: Shorpy