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Baltimore in the 1920s

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

Pigtown in 1920

1920s Film Footage of Pigtown

This is an incredible old film showing Baltimore’s Pigtown in the 1920s

Richard “Candy Kid” Whittemore, Gang Leader Hanged in Baltimore

Before Bonnie and Clyde (i.e., Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow) captured the attention of a nation, we had Richard and Margaret, affectionately known as the Candy Kid and the Tiger Girl. They were arrested in 1926...

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 what lives they went on to live. Given their age, I wouldn’t be surprised...

Outdoor Stalls on Eutaw in 1920s

This great photo shows a bunch of outdoor stalls on Eutaw St. at Marion in the 1920s. Here’s another cool one from Eutaw and Lexington. Check out this close up of the smiling man.

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 a French Consulate in the city. In fact, there are a total of zero...

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 Libraries