Tag: 1920s

What was 1920s Baltimore like? Great photos and stories from Baltimore in the 1920s.

Baltimore Skyline at Night From Emerson Tower

You're looking at the night skyline as seen from Emerson Tower in the 1920s. This has to be one of our recent favorites of Baltimore.

The Boys’ Latin School 1922 Class Photo

Here is an amazing old photo showing a class of young boys from The Boys' Latin School of Maryland. Fascinating to think...

Outdoor Stalls on Eutaw in 1920s

This great photo shows a bunch of outdoor stalls on Eutaw St. at Marion in the 1920s. Outdoor...

French Consulate is Now a 7-Eleven

Of course it is. The old French Consulate in Baltimore was at Charles and Centre St. in the 1920s. There's no longer...

Lovely 1920s Film Footage of Baltimore’s Pigtown

Some incredible film footage of Baltimore in the 1920s. Don't miss this one.
1920 view of Baltimore Harbor from the air

Baltimore Harbor From the Air in 1920

This lovely image of Baltimore Harbor was taken from the air in 1920. Check it out. Source: National Archives
1927 explosion at Baltimore mayor's home

Baltimore Mayor William Broening’s Home Destroyed by Bomb

Italian anarchists destroy Mayor William Broening's home with a bomb in 1927. Baltimore was placed on a war basis for protection soon after the explosion.

Detailed Map of Naval Academy Grounds in 1924

Now this is one of the cooler maps that we've found. It shows the campus of the Naval Academy in 1924. Source: University of Texas...

1920s Automobile Touring Map of Maryland

If you were fortunate enough to own an automobile in the 1920s, you might take a map like this and explore the countryside outside...

Amazing 1927 Aerial Photograph of Baltimore

How cool is this high-altitude photograph of the city. Click on it for a much larger version and tell us what you...
mmm, beer

Prohibition Officers Seize 9,600 Bottles of Beer

Such a sad time ... not being able to drink beer? What a horrible idea Prohibition was. Below is an article that we dug up...

Babe Ruth’s 1920 Passport Application

How cool is this? What a great find on Ancestry.com. We came across the Bambino's 1920 application for a passport that fall, because he was...
Smithwood Avenue branches off to the right while Edmondson Avenue slopes uphill on the left heading east toward the city of Baltimore. In addition to automobile traffic, Edmondson Avenue at the time accommodated the Baltimore Traction Company No. 14 trolley line. A junction for three rail lines was located immediately behind the photographer's vantage point. These houses still exist, albeit with vinyl siding applied over the handsome cedar shingles. Oh, and the streets have since been paved. Photo taken about 1925

Story Behind a 1925 Catonsville Home

This is a beautiful old photograph from 1925 showing a home in Catonsville. And, it's one that makes you wonder who the...
unveiling of Lafayette statue

President Coolidge Attends Unveiling of Lafayette Statue

Here's a great photo that we dug up showing Calvin Coolidge attending the unveiling and dedication of the Lafayette Statue in Mount Vernon Place. This...
rabid dog

Wild Dog Shot and Killed in Northeast Baltimore

This is a crazy story that we came across in The Baltimore Sun, not unlike a story we found for Ghosts of DC. This was...
Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street

Second Presbyterian Church in 1926

Here's an old photograph from 1926. This is the Second Presbyterian Church at 4200 St. Paul Street. Source: Library of Congress

Detailed Map of Guilford From 1926

Here's a great find from the Maryland State Archives website. It's a detailed plat of Guilford from May 10th, 1926.   Source: Maryland State Archives
Pigtown in 1920

Amazing Old Photo of Pigtown (c. 1920)

Now this is really cool, and you can see how the neighborhood received its name. Pigs! Anyone recognize where this is? Source: Mike Copperthite
Bernard J. "Boompy" Logue of 2527 E. Monument St. in Baltimore, MD, about 1920, on his home made bicycle.

Baltimore’s Homemade Bicycle Circa 1920

Now this is a resourceful young man. The young man is Bernard Logue of 2527 E. Monument St. It appears that the image below...
Haussners in 1937

The Famous Haussner’s Restaurant

Haussner’s Restaurant was one of Baltimore’s most famous landmarks. It was opened in 1926 by William Haussner and remained opened for the next 73...
B&W photograph of the 2900 block of North Calvert St., Baltimore in snow. Most likely taken during the 1920's or 1930's.

1920s View of a Snowy North Calvert Street

Source: Enoch Pratt Library Here's a cool photo from the 1920s, and it's something we probably won't be seeing this winter.