Old Images of Baltimore, Maryland: Pictures, Photos & Film

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Baltimore Maryland June 1940
Baltimore, Maryland, June 1940

Glimpse history through old images of Baltimore, Maryland.

Early Pictures of Maryland

The first picture, punlished in 1837, shows a man standing in a semi rural setting, looking across to Baltimore’s skyline with its many chinmeys and towers.

Old picture of Baltimore Maryland, published about 1837
Old picture of Baltimore in Maryland, published about 1837. Thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Next we have a bird’s eye illustration of Baltimore’s streets and landmarks, published sometime around 1862.

Old picture of Baltimore in Maryland, published about 1862
Old picture of Baltimore in Maryland, published about 1862. Thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Baltimore in the 1870s

Old photo of Baltimore Harbour, Maryland in 1870
Old photo of Baltimore Harbour, Maryland. Taken in 1870, the image shows a group of workmen on the hillside, buildings surrounding the harbour, and dozens of sailing ships on the water. Thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Old photo of buildings in Baltimore Maryland in the 1870s
Old photo of Blatimore, Maryland, taken in the 1870s. Thanks to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Woodberry in the 1880s

Old photo of Woodberry from Druid Hill Park Baltimore Maryland c1885
Old photo of Woodberry in Baltimore Maryland, taken from Druid Hill Park sometim in the 1880s. Thanks to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Panorama of Baltimore

This panorama Baltimore’s riverside, taken sometime around 1903 from Federal Hill, is packed with so many interesting little details that I’ve created four closeup extracts from the image.

It’s a shame the streets were so quiet, so you can’t see horses and carts going about their business or ladies in long skirts walking along. But we can see steam or smoke rising out of industrial chimneys, ships with sails, and telegraph poles lining the streets.

Panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland c1903
Old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903. Thanks to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903.
Closeup of an old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903. Thanks to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903.
Closeup of an old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903. Thanks to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903.
Closeup of an old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903. Thanks to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Closeup of an old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903.
Closeup of an old panorama photo of Baltimore Maryland, taken arount 1903. Thanks to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Old Photos 1870-1910

This collection of old photos of Baltimore taken between 1870 and 1910 take us back to a time when horses and carriages travelled through the streets of the Business District, and horse drawn carts parked up outside the Light Street stores.

Each image is carefully labelled with both the location and approximate date the old photo was taken, so you always know when and where you are.

Old photos of Baltimore(1870-1910) – oldstuff4all on YouTube

Baltimore in 1972

In 1972, a British filmmaker recorded his visit to Baltimore’s key landmarks.

He captured the local business and shops, people going about their daily lives, development sites, and the American Export Lines’ Independence (1950) laid up near Fort McHenry at the Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center piers.

In six and a half minutes you see a breathtaking range of people, places and events. There are probably thousands of people captured in this incredible piece of film.

Baltimore 1972 archive footage – Footageforpro.com on YouTube

Baltimore in the 1980s

Although this 1980s film footage from Thames TV is short and silent, it shows a range of Baltimore’s landmarks and includes several closeups of people walking around enjoying the sunshine.

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