The Shorpy Gallery
 
5000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Search Shorpy

Search results -- 30 results per page


Streets of Baltimore: 1940
"Row houses, Baltimore, June 1940." Medium format safety negative by Jack Delano for the ... day It must be a workday -- no one is stoop-sitting. Baltimore was famous for marble steps on its row houses, but these look like ... Wow! There's a band date I would have liked to attend. Baltimore Row Apartments All those incredibly narrow apartments with the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 8:45pm -

Streets of Baltimore: 1940

Lord Baltimore No. 6
Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Lord Baltimore Filling Station No. 6, Connecticut Avenue and Ordway Street N.W." ... the ceiling lights around the perimeter. [The Lord Baltimore stations, along with other Washington gas stations, were designed by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 12:02am -

Lord Baltimore No. 6

Streets of Baltimore: 1906
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1906. "The Continental Building." 8x10 inch glass ... It's remarkable that all the buildings shown on Baltimore Street and the first four complete buildings on the cross-street ... every day on my way to work. This is the intersection of Baltimore & Calvert Streets. Continental Op Dashiell Hammett worked ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 8:45pm -

Streets of Baltimore: 1906

Streets of Baltimore: 1904
Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. "Liberty & Lombard Streets, southwest limit of ... men standing there looking at all this devastation. Baltimore Fire of 1904 Amazingly, only one person appears to have died in the fire. Press The fire was covered for the Baltimore Morning Herald by an aspiring 23 year old newspaper reporter who ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2011 - 11:11pm -

Streets of Baltimore: 1904

Roofs of Baltimore: 1912
Circa 1912. "Baltimore from the Emerson tower." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... on the top floor (and the Spy vs. Spy chimney) is the Baltimore Gas and Electric Building, completed in 1916. Now converted into ... tower. [Another clue would be the caption: ""Baltimore from the Emerson tower." - Dave] Hamburger & Sons I was ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 8:40pm -

Roofs of Baltimore: 1912

Bird's Eye Baltimore: 1906
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1906. "Looking up North Charles Street from ... Love this, it's so rich in detail. I've never been to Baltimore, but doing a virtual walkabout on street view seems to indicate that ... Here's a similar view today, from Wikipedia: (Prints, Baltimore Photos, DPC) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/27/2014 - 12:49pm -

Bird's Eye Baltimore: 1906

Elks Parade: 1916
"Elks parade in Baltimore, 1916." The message on those paddle fans: "Bromo-Seltzer." Harris ... Shoe Even the sign was educational. Big deal in Baltimore Obviously, this was very popular event. A quick visit to the Elks ... organization is still going strong. Are there any Baltimore-based Shorpsters who know if this parade is still happening there? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 8:45pm -

Elks Parade: 1916

Inside Track: 1943
April 1943. Baltimore, Maryland. "Trucks and trains unloading goods underneath elevated ... into storage units. View Larger Map Baltimore Terminal Warehouse The building on the left that survives is the Baltimore Terminal Warehouse, which was built in 1894 with an addition in 1912. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/17/2014 - 8:46pm -

Inside Track: 1943

Bananas to Baltimore: 1905
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "Unloading banana steamer." A teeming scene ... in 1929, as noted by an ad in my desktop copy of a 1929 Baltimore business publication marking the city's 200th anniversary: Heyser’s Oysters Baltimore’s Leading Brand The William Heyser Co. Raw Oysters 2201-09 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/25/2011 - 12:34am -

Bananas to Baltimore: 1905

Little Pete: 1921
... of hours spent at a municipal swimming pool in downtown Baltimore when I was seven years old: the juke box seemed permanently stuck on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/30/2014 - 1:13pm -

Little Pete: 1921

Baltimore: 1904
"Baltimore Fire of 1904. General view of South Baltimore." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size. Baltimore Fire I like old books, and found one with a firsthand account of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2011 - 11:12pm -

Baltimore: 1904

Shade Tree Mechanics: 1920
... exploring the world -- anything but working on cars. Baltimore Avenue This is a fantastic photo of old PG County. Could this have been near the Bladensburg town line, on Baltimore Avenue (currently US-1A)? Way back when license plates in the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/15/2013 - 9:31pm -

Shade Tree Mechanics: 1920

Bustling Baltimore: 1917
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1917. "Union Station showing Charles Street and ... and Boston. Still vibrant on the eve of WWI Baltimore was my childhood home. This view, dated 1917, shows a Baltimore that was still a vibrant city. Note the tenement homes, in good ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 9:18pm -

Bustling Baltimore: 1917

Appleton Here We Come: 1962
... been a business trip made by Kermy and Janet's father from Baltimore. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size. A long-vanished ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/14/2013 - 7:10pm -

Appleton Here We Come: 1962

The Three Basketeers: 1924
... View full size. Petersburg Promoters Baltimore Sun, August 11, 1924. Boys on Tour To Advertise ... their city—Petersburg, Va.—arrived in Baltimore yesterday. They are making their tour on bicycles and have visited ... Jackson and A.S. Goldsborough, executive secretary of the Baltimore Association of Commerce. They are carrying pamphlets explanatory of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/04/2014 - 8:59pm -

The Three Basketeers: 1924

Scooped to Safety: 1924
... broken ankles beat getting ground up under the wheels. Baltimore passenger cars Does anybody know any history about Baltimore brand automobiles? I have information that there were about 3 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 6:36pm -

Scooped to Safety: 1924

Pleasant and Main: 1907
... plays of the time did, in Boonton, NJ. It had stops in Baltimore, Newark, New York, and a few towns in New England. It must have gone ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/28/2013 - 11:15am -

Pleasant and Main: 1907

Dept. of Amplification: 1924
... memorial was unveiled by Mrs. Arthur Gordon Van Ness of Baltimore, formerly Miss Kathryn Watson daughter of Rev. Edward L. Watson, past ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/04/2012 - 6:01pm -

Dept. of Amplification: 1924

Flatcar: 1923
... be pleased. Struck by a Streetcar The Baltimore Sun, September 18, 1923. John H. Bartlett Hurt in Automobile ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/12/2014 - 2:53pm -

Flatcar: 1923

Auto Wreck: 1923
... May be Fatal Mrs. Dorothy Holland, 20 years old, of Baltimore, Md., stopping at 1420 Harvard street northwest, lies in Georgetown ... Her sister, Mrs Myrtle Griffith, 1602 Gorsuch avenue, Baltimore, was summoned here last night by the local authorities. When the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/13/2014 - 12:00pm -

Auto Wreck: 1923

Super Carrier Christmas: 1957
... the Kermy and Janet Kodachromes, taken at their house in Baltimore. Gifts include a Revell model aircraft carrier and something called ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/07/2013 - 11:43am -

Super Carrier Christmas: 1957

Over the Edge: 1923
...      Mrs. Dorothy Holland, 20 years old, of Baltimore, lies in Georgetown University Hospital suffering from internal ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/13/2014 - 11:59am -

Over the Edge: 1923

Trackless Trolley: 1943
April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Rushing to catch the trackless trolley home from work at 4 ... Collins made good use of fill-in flash for this shot. Baltimore transit Here is a link to baltimore streetcar museum: ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/30/2013 - 3:41pm -

Trackless Trolley: 1943

Market Day: 1905
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "Lexington Market." Yes, they have bananas. ... the image was being made. Citrus Pyramids Baltimore Sun, June 2, 1907. Lexington Market Has World-Wide Fame ... berries stripped from a holly bush. (Prints, Baltimore Photos, DPC, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/31/2013 - 2:18pm -

Market Day: 1905

Off the Rails: 1922
... death yesterday afternoon when two freight trains of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company crashed in a head-on collision near Laurel, Md. David Ramsey, one of the engineers, was taken to a Baltimore hospital suffering from a broken leg. The others escaped injury by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/06/2014 - 4:28pm -

Off the Rails: 1922

American National: 1918
... Placement Motor is mounted on right front fork. AKA Baltimore Sun Bldg. Originally built for the Baltimore Sun newspaper. Alternate Shorpy view in 1924 . Bank ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/23/2012 - 7:35pm -

American National: 1918

Chestnuts Roasting: 1905
Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1905. "A chestnut vendor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass ... chestnut off them and never feel it! National Bank of Baltimore Appears to be the National Bank of Baltimore in the background. Which makes this St. Paul Street, looking towards ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 1:09pm -

Chestnuts Roasting: 1905

My Father December 1918
... campus was located there. This was before the City of Baltimore expanded its borders to include the campus. He was a member of the ... 
 
Posted by LouK - 04/21/2012 - 9:16am -

My Father December 1918

Charm City: 1903
Circa 1903. "Baltimore from Federal Hill." A freight terminal (O'Donnell's Wharf) and the ... Brother Mathias who taught him the game of baseball. Baltimore Rocks The powerplant across the Inner Harbor still exists, now as ... bends around from west to south. The National Aquarium in Baltimore now occupies the space where Pier B's two buildings are, as well as ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 5:09pm -

Charm City: 1903

New Baltimore: 1941
October 1941. "Street scene in New Baltimore on the Hudson, New York." Medium-format nitrate negative by John ... (1875-1954) is buried at Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore, Greene County, N.Y. '35 Chevy truck Dennis M, The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/11/2012 - 11:18am -

New Baltimore: 1941
 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.