Tag: 1910s

Cruising the Baltimore Streets in a Jitney

Photograph taken of a loaded jitney bus traveling east on Fayette Street at its intersection with Gay Street in Baltimore, Maryland. One passenger each is standing on the rear and side footboards. A streetcar is stopped at the intersection (left).

Baltimore View From Emerson Tower

This lovely old image shows Charm City as seem from Emerson Tower in the 1910s. Click on it for greater detail.

Then and Now: Howard St. and Saratoga St.

Photograph taken looking north at tracklaying on Howard Street at its intersection with Saratoga Street in Baltimore, Maryland. On the northwest corner at number 300 North Howard Street is Chas. Willms & Co., manufacturers and importers of fine surgical instruments.

Amazing Lost Baltimore Streetcars

Incredible series of photos from 1915 showing Baltimore streetcars across the city. Published by the president of the United Railways & Electric Company.
Homewood Apartment Building

Homewood Apartment Building at E 31st St. and N Charles St.

This cool old photo shows the Homewood Apartment Building at East 31st Street and North Charles Street, taken sometime in the 1910s.
Annapolis, Maryland, 1917. "Graduation exercises, U.S. Naval Academy." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Naval Academy Graduation in 1917

This great old photo shows graduation festivities at the Naval Academy back in 1917. What a stunning photo.
The Democratic advocate., October 05, 1917, Maryland Industrial Progress

1917 Map of Baltimore’s Waterfront Industries

Check out this fascinating old map of Baltimore's waterfront industries from almost 100 years ago. Click on it for more details. Source: Library of Congress
View of the corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets. It was named McLane Place for Robert McClane, who was mayor of Baltimore at the time of great 1904 fire, and subsequently committed suicide. The name change did not last, and the location is now the crossing of Baltimore and Liberty Streets again. The monument to the left is that of John Mifflin Hood (1843-1906), a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, later president of Western Maryland Railroad (1874-1902). The sculpture was relocated to Preston Gardens in 1963. The store on the right is Baltimore Bargain House (later American Wholesale Corporation), a firm established by Jacob Epstein (1864-1945). Also in view is an early billboard advertisement boasting, "Pays to advertise with electric signs. Get yours now."

Corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets in 1914

Check out this great old postcard of Baltimore from 1914. It shows what was then called McLane Place, now the intersection of Baltimore and...
Lubins Theatre

Lubins Theatre in 1910

Here is a beautiful old photo of the Lubins Theatre, which I believe is on the 400 block of East Baltimore St. You can...
Baltimore waterfront

Photos of Baltimore Waterfront in the 1910s

Here's a great series of photos of the Baltimore waterfront from the early 20th century. Baltimore waterfront
Biddle Alley, ca. 1911. Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Featured in Housing Conditions in Baltimore: Report of a Special Committee of the Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor and the Charity Organization Society, Submitting Results of an Investigation by Janet E. Kemp

Baltimore Alley Dwelling in 1911

Here is a great old photo from the Maryland Historical Society. This is a terrific resource, and you should think about donating to them...
1916 view of the Deutschland

Photo of World War I German U-Boat Visiting Baltimore Harbor

Remember the post we did a while ago about the German sub that visited Baltimore Harbor during World War I? It was the Deutschland in 1916, before...
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Prohibition-Era “Whisky Special” Train to Washington

Continuing the Prohibition theme for this week, here's an article that we dug up from The Baltimore Sun, printed on November 28th, 1918. Remember that Prohibition started...
Baltimore Sun headline

Accident Cuts Brakeman’s Body in Two

You read that correctly. This is a ghastly accident that we read about in The Baltimore Sun, printed on May 8th, 1911. Falling between freight cars...

Dawn of Tomorrow With the Southern Hotel

Here's an advertisement for the Southern Hotel opening in 1918, printed in The Washington Times. The building was located at 14 Light St., but sadly...

1910 Trolley Map of Baltimore and Suburbs … Wow

Wow. This is amazing. Click on it for a much larger version. The United Railways and Electric Company...

Film Footage of Teddy Roosevelt in Baltimore

Check this out. It shows Teddy Roosevelt in Baltimore on September 28th, 1918 for the fourth Liberty Loan campaign at the old Oriole Baseball...
Titanic advertisement 1912

Advertisements to Sail on the Titanic

Now this is totally fascinating. This is an advertisement that we found in The Baltimore Sun printed on February 13th, 1912. And, as you can...
A street full of Baltimore immigrants lined up and ready to start for the country to the berry farms. Wolfe Street, near Canton Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. Courtesy of Maryland Child Labor Committee. Location: Baltimore, Maryland.

Photo of Immigrants Tells a Story

We're kicking off a cool new series of posts called "Pictures Tell a Story" to study some old photos and see what we observe....
Water filtration plant at Montabello, Baltimore, Md.

Beautiful 1914 Panorama of Montabello Filtration Plant

What a cool panoramic shot. Now quite as cool as this one, but pretty cool. Make sure you click on it to view a...
Roland Park plat 5 - pg 6

Detailed Map of Roland Park from 1911

Check out these great old plats of Roland Park from November 8th, 1911. Source: Maryland State Archives