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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 - 7:45pm -

Streets of Baltimore: 1940

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 - 07/08/2014 - 2:03pm -

Bananas to Baltimore: 1905

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 - 08/07/2012 - 11:02pm -

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 - 7:45pm -

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 - 10:11pm -

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 - 7:40pm -

Roofs of Baltimore: 1912

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 - 7:45pm -

Elks Parade: 1916

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 - 4:09pm -

Charm City: 1903

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 - 10:12pm -

Baltimore: 1904

Errand of Marcy: 1943
... spy at the front of the coach ... April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Crowded bus carrying people to work at 8 a.m." Photo by ... But these intriguing folks are not riding a streetcar; Baltimore never had the type of PCC streetcar with standee windows as seen in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/24/2014 - 3:45pm -

Errand of Marcy: 1943

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 - 7:46pm -

Inside Track: 1943

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 - 8:31pm -

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 - 8:18pm -

Bustling Baltimore: 1917

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, DPC) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/27/2014 - 11:49am -

Bird's Eye Baltimore: 1906

Plastic n Plywood: 1942
... while touring the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum here in Baltimore, I noticed in a display case a 1944 "New Employee" info card, for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/20/2012 - 5:10pm -

Plastic n Plywood: 1942

Charm City: 1943
April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Elevated trolley." A restaurant, gas station, public ... found here . House of Welsh According to a Baltimore Sun article dated January 23, 1998, "The House of Welsh -- the aged ... out of the way to convert the car to an open car for Baltimore's hideous summers. The semi-convertibles saw service on all the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/05/2013 - 3:03pm -

Charm City: 1943

Alray: 1943
... them in December on a cold Railway Express platform in Baltimore, Md and feeling the the heat come out of a carload of Christmas gift ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 2:42pm -

Alray: 1943

Weld Noir: 1943
May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Liberty ship construction. Welding on a hatch assembly at ... is no ship yet. - Dave] (Prints, Arthur Siegel, Baltimore, Industry & Public Works, WW2) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/18/2014 - 12:32pm -

Weld Noir: 1943

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 - 5:36pm -

Scooped to Safety: 1924

Reliable Hams: 1943
April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Street under viaduct." Where the manufacturing is ... address of Kinghan's Reliable Hams at 355 Guilford Ave. in Baltimore. That location is now a parking garage: View Larger ... was originally a Streetcar Barn (13 and 15 lines) for the Baltimore Transit Company at North Avenue and Belair Road. View ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/19/2014 - 12:00pm -

Reliable Hams: 1943

Flash Mob: 1943
April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Third shift workers waiting on a street corner to be ... He sold the two Parks Drugs in the mid-1950s. (Prints, Baltimore, Bicycles, Marjory Collins, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/16/2014 - 1:03pm -

Flash Mob: 1943

Midnight Snackers: 1943
... "We'll have what she's having." April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Third-shift defense workers getting snack at drugstore on ... black-out curtains in front of the doorway? (Prints, Baltimore, Marjory Collins, Restaurants, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/14/2014 - 2:34pm -

Midnight Snackers: 1943

Second Shift: 1943
... jam on the road from the Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard to Baltimore as the second shift of workers leaves the plant." Medium-format ... River is at far right. The landmark gas tanks of South Baltimore are in the distance directly above the Esskay sign. The long line of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/27/2014 - 8:03pm -

Second Shift: 1943

The Firs: 1901
Circa 1901. "The Firs -- New Baltimore, Michigan, from west." Our fourth look at this summer resort, where ... concerning delisting The Firs Historic District, New Baltimore. Page eight contains four pictures of the building prior to ... the Hatheway House, located at 36240 24 Mile Road in New Baltimore. The Firs, originally called the Hatheway House, was a brick ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/21/2014 - 11:16am -

The Firs: 1901

Make Way for Trucklings!
May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. Girl driver on a supply truck." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the ... the photographer. -tterrace] (Prints, Arthur Siegel, Baltimore, Cars+Trucks) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/11/2014 - 6:16pm -

Make Way for Trucklings!

La Dolce Vespa: 1955
... (1954). Steve Barclay of Operazione Mitra was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1918, had minor roles in US films in the 40s, then ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/11/2014 - 2:44pm -

La Dolce Vespa: 1955

Raggedy Andy: 1938
July 1938. "Young boy in Baltimore slum area." Potential model for the A&F catalog. Medium-format ... for yourself; I uploaded a photo of my son. (Prints, Baltimore, John Vachon) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/20/2013 - 7:04pm -

Raggedy Andy: 1938

No. 9 Line: 1955
... it crosses Rolling Road. The convertible (double-ended) Baltimore Traction Company trolley has departed Catonsville Junction and is ... 
 
Posted by chrmer - 02/17/2012 - 11:32pm -

No. 9 Line: 1955

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 - 6:35pm -

American National: 1918

Second Life: 1943
April 1943. Baltimore, Md. "Trolley of 1917 vintage. Many old cars have been reconditioned ... standing by the traffic signal. Built in 1891 - known as Baltimore's first skyscraper. Background cars 1940 Pontiac 1941 ... Alexander Brown & Sons Company Building at 135 East Baltimore Street, was built in 1901 and was one of the few buildings in the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/01/2013 - 12:46am -

Second Life: 1943
 
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