Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Historic Baltimore

From now on I'll post a historical photos post before proceeding with my case studies, thus presenting the cities not only in a more chronological manner, but also establishing historical contexts for what are for the most past historical districts of cities. What can I say, I love historic photographs. No argument could possibly convince me that our cities look better today than they did 100 years ago. A big thanks to the sources for providing their collections online. 

1752. Image Sheridan Libraries, John Hopkins University
1831. Image Library of Congress
1862. Image Sheridan Libraries, John Hopkins University
John Hopkins Hospital. Image Library of Congress
Image Library of Congress
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Small fragment of a huge 1880 drawing. Image Library of Congress
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library
Image Maryland Historical Society Library

3 comments:

  1. I love all of these beautiful pictures from Baltimore's past. I really wish that time were still so simple. Simply breathtaking!

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  2. baltimore has been a rich city... I'm originally from VA and have, by way of circumstance, ended up putting roots down and starting a family here. These pictures really hit home as to the wealth this city has garnered and makes me wonder where it has all gone. I understand it was from being a port city so far inland, but it makes me wonder where has the wealth gone. The buildings from as far back as 1890s seem so modern and well built and designed. This has to be the place to be to find work and prosper as a middle class citizen.

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