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Baltimore in the 1960s

What was 1960s Baltimore like? Great photos and stories from Baltimore in the 1960s.

Jim Palmer: Best Oriole Pitcher Ever

Remember Jim Palmer? Who doesn’t? He was the best pitcher ever to step on the mound wearing the orange and black. Maybe also the best ever to wear Jockey underwear? Take a look below at some...

Trackless Trolleys of Baltimore

Here is a great series of photos we uncovered on Flickr thanks to Kevin Mueller. He has some terrific photos, so check them out.

Verda Welcome: 1st African-American State Senator

Verda Welcome was a Maryland politician. Welcome was the first black woman to be elected to a state senate. She survived an assassination attempt in 1964.
This unique photo was taken by my friend Ernie Baltimore, MD. LAST OUT of the 1966 World Series Orioles-Dodgers. Memorial Stadium.

Aerial View of the 1966 World Series

Check out this photo from above Memorial Stadium during the 1966 World Series. The Orioles swept the Dodgers that year to claim the title. Source: Flickr user avraham bank
In October of 1963 Number 8 street cars still were a familiar sight in Towson. But soon they would be replaced by buses. (Robert F. Kniesche/Baltimore Sun)

Streetcars in Towson Back in 1963

This great old photo shows the old streetcars of Baltimore running through Towson back in October of 1963. A short one month later, President Kennedy would be assassinated in Dallas.
Baltimore's new apartments in 1969 - Baltimore Sun, April 13th, 1969

Cool 1969 Map of New Baltimore Apartments

This old advertisement from The Baltimore Sun shows the number of new apartments available in the Baltimore area during the summer of 1969. Click on it for more details. Source: Proquest
Baltimore Riot 1968 Bentalou St. at Edmonson

Tragic Aftermath of 1968 Riot

This sad photo shows Baltimore after the 1968 riots, which devastated the city, and much of the country. Source: Flickr user Kevin Mueller I think this is the same intersection today on Google Street View. If...
Baltimore transit in Walbrook

Baltimore Streetcars in the 1960s

Here is a beautiful series of photos that we found on Flickr showing the city’s old streetcars. The one below was taken just a few weeks before President Kennedy would be shot. Source: Flickr user hoteldennis
Al Packer Ford, Baltimore, MD, 1964

Al Packer Ford Dealership in 1964

This is an old photo of Al Packer’s Ford Dealership in 1964. The company still exists, though I’m not sure they’re still at the same location. They currently have a location in White Marsh. Source: Bill...
1961 kids

Baltimore Kids in the Winter of 1961

What a great old photo. These kids are standing in front of some suburban Baltimore home after a good snow. Any ideas on where this was taken? Source: Shorpy