I just had to share this site that my sister recently sent me to: Ghosts of Baltimore. This blog is full of old photos, maps, interesting news articles and tidbits about Baltimore’s history (not about haunted places in Baltimore, which is what I originally thought, haha). Content for the posts is dug up from the depths of The Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the Baltimore Sun, and various other collections. Most posts are short and sweet, being picture heavy with optional text – just what I like for my historical eye candy.
A few posts that I found interesting:
Baltimore History Traced in Street Names – why streets are named the way they are
Wild Italian Man Dances Naked in the Streets – 1907 (a lack of news that day, I guess)
1857 Map of the City and County of Baltimore – very cool for genealogy purposes – it shows the districts with, what I assume, the landowners/farms
Detailed Map of Guilford From 1926 – much of my dad’s side grew up in this area; has the plot layouts